Moved to Action: Motivation, Participation, and Inequality in American Politics

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FIGURES
1.1Rate of voter participation in presidential elections by education level, 1948–20005
1.2The focus of existing participation research, as shown in a cross-tabulation of individual traits affecting participation8
2.1Cross-tabulation of general political orientations and personal commitments to politics25
3.1The attentive public and issue public models56
3.2Percentages of respondents with varying numbers of personal Commitments62
3.3Percentages of respondents in each issue public63
3.4Mean levels of political interest, knowledge, efficacy, and party strength among issue public members and nonmembers66
3.5Average household income for respondents at varying levels of political motivation67
3.6Distribution of education among issue public members68
4.1Difference in rates of participation between issue public members and nonmembers, conditional on educational attainment75
4.2Predicted participation rates for respondents at different levels of education as the number of issue commitments changes89
5.1Commitment level of Executive Committee members to the Sierra Club in 2003, conditional on the motivations that first prompted them to become active118
6.1Average education, income, and political interest of people who were recruited and not recruited by political parties, 2000 and 2004136

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