June 2021 \ Business & Investment \ DIASPORA
Indian Americans recorded highest rate of voting

In the November 2020 US presidential election ...

In the November 2020 US presidential elections, Indian-Americans reported the highest rate of voting at 71 per cent among adult citizens, according to the publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Japanese Americans came second with 66 per cent, an AAPI Data blog reveals.

"For Indian-Americans, this was a 9 percentage point increase compared to the 2016 election, while for Japanese Americans, the increase was a modest 4 per cent," it said. The blog further said that the election on November 3, 2020, witnessed a major increase in voter engagement among AAPI community, "building on record gains in voting in the 2018 midterm elections, where midterm voter registration and turnout jumped across every segment, including by nativity, age, gender and geography".

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