Native-Born Citizens and Naturalized Citizens – Differences in Voting Behavior within the United States

Reyes, Trinidad; Smith, Raymond Arthur

Native born citizens have different voting behavior than do naturalized citizens. Although both groups have the right to vote, native born citizens are more likely to vote than naturalized citizens. These differences are attributed to education, residential mobility, and length of time in the United States among other factors.

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March 12, 2014