May 21, 2021: Seventy-nine percent (79%) of government workers voted in the 2020 presidential election. According to Census Bureau figures, that’s higher than the total for those who work in the private sector or are not working.
Among the self-employed, 69% cast a ballot. That’s similar to the 68% who work for a private-sector company. As for those retired or not in the workforce for other reasons, 64% voted. Just 58% of the unemployed cast a ballot.
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- United States Census Bureau, "Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2020," April 2021
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