Voters With Disabilities

Voters With Disabilities

Recent research by Lisa Schur of Rutgers University and Meera Adya of Syracuse University shows that voters with disabilities were nearly 12 percent less likely to vote in 2008 than those with no disabilities. If disabled voters had voted at the same rate as able-bodied voters, three million more ballots would have been cast. The research also found that, in 2008, disabled voters cast ballots by mail at a rate of nearly 26 percent, significantly higher than that of non-disabled voters at slightly more than 15 percent.

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Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.