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Voting and Health: 5 Reasons it’s Good for You

Politicians and activists typically attempt to motivate ordinary citizens to participate in democracy on the basis of moral appeals or attempts to fix a problem.

Our results suggest that it might also be worthwhile to highlight the internal rewards citizens can obtain from being politically engaged: A sense of satisfaction and the experience of pleasant emotions and of connection with others.

Benefits of voting include links to social ties, mental health benefits, overall physical health benefits, and an increased sense of overall wellbeing. Additionally, voting sets a positive example for children. 

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