Maryland Ranked “3rd Best State for Civic Racial Equality“, Per Report

by MCS Staff

“With black voter turnout down in the 2022 midterms and 64.1% of black Americans registered to vote compared to 70.9% of white Americans”, WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Racial Equality in Civic Engagement, with Maryland being ranked “3rd Best State for Civic Racial Equality.”

In order to determine which states have the most racial equality in civic engagement, WalletHub compared 48 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. Our data set compares the difference between white and black Americans in areas like the share of single-parent households, the volunteer rate and voter turnout. Below, you can see highlights from the report.

Racial Equality in Social & Civic Engagement in Maryland (1=Most Equality; 25=Avg.):

  • 22nd – Share of Single-Parent Households
  • 16th – Share of Adult Population on Parole
  • 17th – Share of Veterans
  • 1st – Volunteer Rate
  • 1st – Voter-Turnout Rate

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