What is proportional representation

Key Takeaway: Proportional Representation is a voting system where the number of seats a party receives in parliament is proportional to the number of votes they receive from voters. The current non-proportional voting system often results in majority governments without majority support from the voters, wasted votes, and distorted results. Proportional Representation provides more voter … Read more

What percentage of veterans voted in the 2008 presidential election?

It’s interesting to note that a significant number of veterans voted in the 2008 presidential election. According to the Census Bureau, 70.9 percent of veterans voted in that election out of the 77.1 percent who were registered. This is likely because veterans are often politically engaged and motivated to vote. Comparing that to national numbers, … Read more

What percentage of the world’s population subsists on incomes of less than $2 a day?

According to World Vision, 9.2% of the world’s population lives in poverty today, with only $1.90 a day as their income. This means that they don’t have enough money to meet their basic needs. What are low-income countries? Low-income countries are those that have a GDP per capita of $1,025 or less. These countries typically … Read more