Youth Participation in Gov't

Youth Participation in Gov't - Differences among age groups...

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APRIL 27 TH ANNOUNCEMENTS YOUTH TURNOUT THE VIEW FROM PRACTITIONERS
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Young people vote less.
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Has Youth Turnout risen in 2004, 2008? Yes, more young people voted But, so did other age groups in 2004 Young people were a larger proportion of the electorate in 2008.
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Age differences by state.
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Do young people vote for the Democrat?
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Why don’t young people vote? Consuetude : routine, if you’ve voted before, you’ll vote again. Mobility Lack of political interest- why? Lack of political information P Narrow-casting : media that focuses on a narrow, particular interest. P Decline of newspaper readership Campaigns don’t target young people – changing?
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Are campaigns targeting young people? Example: 1992 - Clinton visits Arsenio Hall Still: do they target young people as often? do they talk about policies that young people care about?
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Unformatted text preview: Differences among age groups Under 30 65 and over Liberal 23 11 Moderate 25 28 Conservative 26 31 Don't know 27 29 Differences among age groups Under 30 65 and over Favor increased spending for public schools 80 54 Same 17 41 Want decreased school spending 3 6 Differences among age groups Under 30 65 and over Favor increased spending to protect the environment 61 41 Same 34 53 Want decreased environmental spending 5 6 Differences among age groups Under 30 65 and over Favor equal role for women 67 44 In-between 15 20 Women's place is in the home 14 25 Don't know 4 12 Are age dynamics changing? How are contemporary campaigns reaching out to young people? What do they see as their biggest challenges? Whats the best way to get involved in politics? Remaining questions....
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