Socioeconomic Status Sociology

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Studies have routinely found that socioeconomic status is one of the most important factors in determining whether or someone is going to vote in elections. Traditionally, the higher someone’s socioeconomic status the more likely they are to vote in elections. It is often thought that this it is due to the fact that the higher one’s socioeconomic status the more they have at state in elections. However, it would seem that during elections with higher than normal levels of participation this tends to be less true. Therefore, the question that is trying to be answered here is if higher levels of voter participation cause the socioeconomic bias to decrease, when compared to years where the voter turnout is less?
The 1996 election was one of the

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