I Asked 17 Americans How 2020 Affected Their Votes, And The Responses Are As Split As The Country
Start writing a post
Currently

I Asked 17 Americans How 2020 Affected Their Votes, And The Responses Are As Split As The Country

Less than a month until the presidential election, what current events of this year have acted as dealbreakers or dealmakers for voters?

2469
I Asked 17 Americans How 2020 Affected Their Votes, And The Responses Are As Split As The Country

I am not the first person, (nor will I be the last individual), who has pegged 2020 as the butt of all of my apathetic jokes.

Qualitatively, 2020 has contained a myriad of surreal current events that made national news feel irrevocably intertwined with personal life.

But, quantitatively, how do the stirring movements and standstill moments shape up? Starting with a small scope of participants, can we measure if 2020 and all of its tumultuousness shifted folks' beliefs and behaviors?

That inquiry is what I set out to answer with a survey. I asked people from all over the country, between the ages of 19 to 60, to reflect on how wider society affected their individual democratic decisions.

Domestic Litigation:

The question posed: has the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on January 16, 2020 changed how you will vote in November?

Foreign Affairs:

The question posed: has the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in January changed how you will vote in November?

Public Health:

The question posed: has the COVID-19 pandemic changed how you will vote in November?

Economic Matters:

The question posed: has the economic recession since March changed how you will vote in November?

Information Sourcing Through Social Media:

The question posed: has your consumption of social media (Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, etc.) changed how you will vote in November?

Racial Equity & Criminal Justice Systems:

The question posed: has the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in June of 2020 changed how you will vote in November?


Report this Content
Featured

How Technology Has Changed Our Lives

While we are all very dependant on technology, we are losing touch with humanity.

2374
How Technology Has Changed Our Lives

If we look back on how our ancestors lived we can sense a totally different lifestyle. If they could come back and live with all our technological devices they surely would think they are in a completely new alien world. They lived such a simple life without our devices that it seems as if centuries have passed by. In reality most of the discoveries were accomplished in the past twenty years. Indeed we have assisted a total technological distortion. This change in our lives was characterized by a myriad of technological innovations, due to globalization.

Keep Reading...Show less
Sports

Why I Love Football

Why Is Football A Sport That Is So Celebrated Across The Nation?

5562
College quarterback drops back to make pass as football season begins
https://pixabay.com/en/quarterback-american-football-sport-67701/

It is the time of year when the athletic event of football tends to exhilarate fans across the Nation. Why is football a sport that is so celebrated across the Nation? Many times I have asked myself why I even love the game of football so much, especially being a female, but I came up with a few of the many reasons why football fans love the game. though this may not be everyone's reasons for loving the game, here are some reasons that I love football.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Nostalgic Early 2000s Barbies: 34 Forgotten Treasures

For all the 90's babies and their obsession with Barbies.

29502
Barbies on a display case
LATimes

With Barbie mania overtaking society with the release of the new movie, here is some late 90's/early 2000's nostalgia for you in Barbie form.

It's sure to stir up old memories and unlock some good ones. And if you're feeling inspired by a particular toy but you don't remember where you put it, we've listed where you can find one today. You're welcome.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

Riots and Protests rock Paris and other French cities

Crazy European Summer

1237
Riots and Protests rock Paris and other French cities
A 17 year old boy of North African origin was shot and killed by French police during a traffic stop on Tuesday. The police claimed they "feared for their lives" when the boy started driving away from them and opened fire, killing him.
Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

When DEI goes haywire

Shocking Revelation: Doctors Resort to Ethnicity-Based Prioritization in Medical Care

1448
When DEI goes haywire
In a shocking move in New Zealand, surgeons must now consider ethnicity in prioritizing patients for operations.
Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments