A civic duty

It's your call

November 08, 1990

Most callers to The Evening Sun's SUNDIAL voted yesterda because it was their civic duty.

A total of 434 people called. The majority, 77 percent (335 of 434) said they voted. Of the people who voted, 120 (36 percent) said they voted because of concern over taxes, 88 (26 percent) said they voted out of loyalty to a candidate or political party and 284 (85 percent) voted because they thought it was their civic duty.

Of the 23 percent (99 of 434) of the people who didn't vote, 30 (30 percent) said it was because of a lack of interest in this election, 41 (39 percent) are just fed up with politicians and 29 (31 percent) said they never vote anyway.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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