The Elusive 42% – Some Descriptive Statistics

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This often used quote has been bugging me for a while: “In the 2011 New Zealand general election, 42% of eligible youth voters were non-voters”. A youth voter is anyone in the 18-24 age group. This elusive 42% is taken from the Non-Voters in 2008 and 2011 General Elections report, on page 9. The data came from the 2012 New Zealand … Continued