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Sociology #16 - Sociology Lecture#16(Mar 3/10 Politics...

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Sociology- Lecture #16 (Mar 3/10) - Politics - Biggest party in Canada are non voters - Voter Turnout o As you age, you’re 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 don’t vote does that mean it’s 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 doesn’t 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
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