Colorado placed No. 2, behind Massachusetts and ahead of Minnesota. Among the least politically engaged states were Hawaii at No. 49, Oklahoma at No. 50 and West Virginia, which placed last.
Colorado was also among the top three most-educated states for voters, along with Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. The state also scored among the best in rankings of GDP per capita and tax fairness.
The state ranked third in its number of young voters who cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election (56.1 percent), and holds 15th place for senior citizens, with 74.87 of them turning out for that same vote. “Blue states,” of which Colorado is one, have an average 31 percent rate of political engagement, according to the report, compared to 21 percent among “red states.”
The findings were derived from studying data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Center for Responsive Politics, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and WalletHub Research.
The entire report can be found at here.