Control of Congress is at stake in November, as well as 36 governorships and state legislatures across the country. But one out of every 10 Americans could care less about politics, the Pew Research Center says.
The organization's comprehensive political typology report found 10% of Americans are disengaged from politics. These people aren't not registered to vote, they don't give money to candidates and generally don't follow government and public affairs. That's why Pew is labeling them Bystanders, as in on the sidelines of politics.
The Pew report determined Bystanders are young (with 38% of this group under 30 years old) and 32% are Hispanic. One-third of Bystanders were born outside of the United States — a higher share than any of the other political typology groups.
So if Bystanders aren't into politics, what strikes their fancy? Nearly two-thirds of Bystanders (64%) say they are interested in celebrities and entertainment, compared with 46% of the public who are into the same. Pew also found 35% of Bystanders call themselves a "video or computer gamer."