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Unformatted text preview: Sociology- Lecture #16 (Mar 3/10)- Politics - Biggest party in Canada are non voters - Voter Turnout o As you age, youre more likely to vote o 20.5-24 years of age only about 37% voted o Young people are less likely to vote and voting has been on a decline o If most people dont vote does that mean its still a democracy? o If you go down social class than decline in involvement in politics - Federal Political Contributors by Income and Region o Divides them in different income categories o # of contributors greatest to those who make more money o People with the least influence are the people with lower income earners - Political Apathy and Cynicism o 60 % people agreed to the statement government doesnt care about people like me o The less you earn, the more cynical you are to politics o The less you earn, the less interest in election o Class is strongly related to political participation less political influence - Theories o Most elite theorists says that no matter what group is in office it doesnt matter because its all...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Coulaguori during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Fall '08