Literatyre Review.docx - US Government 420 Final Draft Why Young Adults Do Not Vote Why is it pivotal to participate in political matters as a citizen

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US Government 420 Final Draft Why Young Adults Do Not Vote Why is it pivotal to participate in political matters as a citizen? People tend to believe that their votes do not count and will not have any effect on the government. However, voting is the most efficient and explicit way of making each one’s voice heard. People need to know that every vote counts. Despite the fact that voting is crucial because it affects every aspect of our lives, political participation of youth has been particularly declining, and it raised a red flag. While youth voters make half of the voting population, number of youths’ voting is incomparably lower than older Americans, and it has detrimental effects on the nation. The percentage of young adults’ political participation has been declining over the years. There are several factors that causes this predicament: life satisfaction and dissatisfaction among employed and unemployed young adults, and internal and external influences on young adults.

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