How Science Can Help Get Out the Vote
Only about half of the people who could vote in the 2012 U.S. presidential election actually did so (53.6 percent of the voting-age population). This puts turnout in the U.S. among the worst in developed countries. By way of contrast, 87.2 percent of Belgians, 80.5 percent of Australians and 73.1 percent of Finns voted in their last elections. In a nation quick to defend democracy both within its borders and beyond, why are more Americans not exercising what is arguably their biggest democratic right? Dan Ariely, Member and Visitor in the School of Social Science, and Supriya Syal explore several proven strategies for boosting turnout on Election Day. Read more http://ow.ly/oeCU303tLEp.