Next month is a very important midterm election in the United States as the Democrats attempt to re-take control of Congress to slow down President Donald Trump's agenda. So it seems like a good time to examine which states actually do their research come election time.
WalletHub conducted a study to determine which states were the most or least politically engaged in America. They looked at a number of indicators that determine political participation, such as percentage of people who were registered to vote, amount of political contributions and more. Here's a look at their results:
If you're interested in simply knowing the top states, here were the 10 most politically engaged states:
There's really no rhyme or reason to the top 10. They're not all bunched together geographically or similar demographically. The only thing that's slightly similar is that none of them are in the top 10 for most populous states, although Virginia and Washington are 12th and 13th.
If you're wondering what the least politically engaged states are, here they are:
50. New Mexico
44. West Virginia
43. New York
41. South Dakota
Again, not a lot of similarities. There are a lot of southern states on this list, but you also have New York and Hawaii which are definitely not southern.
So basically there's no indication about which states will have engaged or not engaged voters. Let's just hope they all go out to vote anyways.