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Civic Participation

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VOTER REGISTRATION

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89%

Our sample had high rates of voter registration. Eight-nine percent (89%) of respondents said they were registered to vote while 11% were registered said they were not. The U.S. Census to vote. reports that in the 2008 election cycle, the closest Presidential election year to our survey, 71% of the voting-eligible population was registered to vote.19

U.S. Census Bureau, “American Community Survey (ACS): 1-year Public Use Microdata Sample: 2009 (2010): http://factfinder.census.gov/home/ en/acs_pums_2009_1yr.html. The ACS has more age categories than our survey instrument; for the purposes of analysis, the ACS categories have been combined here to match our survey categories to enable comparisons and limited to the adult U.S. population (age 18 and over).

2 U.S. Census Bureau, “Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009” (Washington, DC: GPO, 2009): http://www.census.gov/popest/ states/tables/NST-EST2009-01.csv. 3 U.S. Census Bureau, “Current Population Survey,” Annual Social and Economic Supplement (Washington, DC: GPO, 2008).

MILITARY SERVICE

Our sample was very highly engaged in military service to the nation. Twenty percent (20%) of respondents said they are or had been a member of the armed forces. Seventy-eight percent (78%) said they had not, while 2% said they were denied entry. According to the American Community Survey for the same year as this survey, 10% of the adult United States population had served in the military.20 Military Service of Respondents Denied entry 2%

Yes 20%

No 78%

4 General population data is from U.S. Census Bureau, “Current Population Survey,” Annual Social and Economic Supplement (Washington, DC: GPO, 2008). 5 The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “Fact Sheet: The Gender Wage Gap: 2009” (2009): http://www.iwpr.org/pdf/C350.pdf. 6 Note that in the report we use two definitions of “unemployed.” Here, we have approximated the definition the U.S. Department of Labor uses, in which “unemployed and stopped looking” are considered to be outside of the workforce, and thus not part of the equation when calculating the unemployment rate. However, when measuring discrimination and harassment against people who are “unemployed,” those who chose “unemployed and stopped looking” are included. 7 7% is the rounded weighted average unemployment rate for the general population during the six months the survey was in the field, based on which month questionnaires were completed. See seasonally unadjusted monthly unemployment rates for September 2008 through February 2009. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “The Employment Situation: september 2008,” (2008): http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ archives/empsit_10032008.htm. 8 Prostitutes’ Education Network, “Prostitution in The United States The Statistics,” (2007): http://prostitution.procon.org/view.source. php?sourceID=000240. 9 U.S. Census Bureau, “Current Population Survey,” Annual Social and Economic Supplement (Washington, DC: GPO, 2009). 10 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, “Press Release: Number of U.S. Adults Reporting Disabilities is Increasing,” (Washington, DC: GPO, 2009): http://www.cdc.gov/media/ pressrel/2009/r090430.htm. 11 7.1% of the U.S. population are foreign-born, non-U.S. citizens according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “Nativity Status and Citizenship in the United States: 2009,” American Community Survey Briefs, ACSBR/09-16, (Washington, DC: GPO, 2010): www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p20-562. pdf. For the proportion of documented or undocumented non-citizens (the Pew Hispanic Center uses the term “unauthorized”) see Table 3 of the following report: Jeffery Passel and D’Vera Cohn, “U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade,” (2010): http:// pewhispanic.org/files/reports/126.pdf.

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