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Influences of Age on Political Behavior

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Alice is an 83-year-old resident of Oregon. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and again in 2012. Alice hopes that the next U.S. president will be a woman and she plans to be around to vote for her. Considering what you know about age in relation to voter turnout, will Alice be likely to vote in 2016, when she will be 87?

A

Alice will be likely to vote in 2016 because political participation rises steadily with age.

B

Alice will be unlikely to vote in 2016 because political participation falls steadily with age.

C

Alice will be unlikely to vote in 2016 because the problems of old age make it too hard for her to cast a ballot

D

Alice will be likely to vote in 2016 because political participation rises steadily with age, after age 62.

E

Alice will be unlikely to vote in 2016 because political participation falls steadily with age, after age 84 among Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents.