By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming is one of the United States’ most politically-engaged states, according to a recent report.
Personal finance website WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 11 key indicators of political engagement, ranging from the percentage of registered voters in the 2016 presidential election” to “total political contributions per adult population.”
Wyoming is the fifth most politically-engaged state, following behind Maine, Washington, Colorado and Maryland, respectively.
The state placed first when looking at the largest percentage change in the number of people who cast ballots in the elections of 2016 compared to 2012, 3.2%.
Wyoming, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia all tied for first place when it came to the highest total political contributions per adult.
WalletHub also shared information that said Wyoming came in 14th in the country for its percentage of registered voters who voted in the 2016 presidential election and 15th for electorates — all people who are eligible to vote — who voted in 2016.
Wyoming also came in first for civic education engagement and 16th for its voter accessibility policies.
Hawaii is ranked as the country’s least politically-engaged state.
Nationally, only 61.4% of the voting age population voted in the 2016 presidential election and 53.4% voted in the 2018 midterm, WalletHub reported.