Who Votes, Who Doesn’t, and Why
Regular Voters, Intermittent Voters, and Those Who Don't
About this Survey
Results for this survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International among a nationwide sample of 1,804 adults, 18 years of age or older, from September 21 to October 4, 2006. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For results based on registered voters (N=1503), the sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For results based on Form 1 (N=890) and Form 2 (N=914) the sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. If based on Form 1 or Form 2 registered voters only (Form 1 N=754 or Form 2 N=749), the sampling error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.
In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.