Only one state is more politically engaged than New Jersey, and just barely.
Less than four weeks from Election Day midterms, that’s the finding of a study by a personal finance company that ranked the Garden State behind only Maryland. The total score for Maryland was 71.85 and New Jersey 71.80. It was more than 2 more points back to Virginia (69.41).
Rounding out the top five, respectively, were Washington and Oregon.
WalletHub says in a release it compared all 50 states with 10 key indicators of political engagement. This included weighted scores analyzing voters in presidential and midterm elections of 2016, 2018 and 2020; education; accessibility; policies for preregistration of young voters; volunteer political campaign opportunities per capita; and residents participating in civic groups or organizations.