The Gerontologist, Vol 32, Issue 5 584-591, Copyright © 1992 by The Gerontological Society of America
Voting behavior among low-income black elderly: a multielection perspective
M Bazargan, AR Barbre and F Torres-Gil
Medical Sociology Unit, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans 70125.
We examined voting behavior among 370 low-income older African-American
citizens who reside in New Orleans by assessing the impact of various
predictors on electoral participation in a series of seven elections.
Elders who were active in their community, with a strong sense of citizen
duty, who identified themselves as strong Democrats, and with higher levels
of education were more likely to vote.