Cover: Voter Attitudes Toward the 2020 Election

Voter Attitudes Toward the 2020 Election

August 2020 Update

Published Oct 29, 2020

by Jennifer Kavanagh, C. Ben Gibson, Quentin E. Hodgson

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This appendix provides additional methodological and research material for two reports that summarize results of an August 2020 survey of Americans' attitudes about voting in November 2020. The August survey, a follow-up to one conducted in May with identical questions, focused on intention to vote, intended voting method, physical safety, and election integrity. Changes were modest but notable, including increased uncertainty about election integrity, some decline in intention to vote among those who were uncertain in May, and a shift to mail-in voting. To view the reports, see the links below.

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