• Description

Physicians' engagement with the political process, particularly through voting, plays an important role in shaping public policy, affecting patient health and clinical practice. Historically, physicians in the US voted at lower rates than the general population in elections. However, physician voter engagement may have evolved, particularly given the changing political landscape and importance of US health care reform, as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic and differing policy proposals between the 2 major political parties. We assessed the trends in physician-voter turnout and reported reasons for not voting from 2000 through 2020.

Analysis of Reported Voting Behaviors of US Physicians, 2000-2020