FREQUENCY 2004 Youth Vote Research Inventory. Christine J Lee. Inventory of research that examines the civic engagement crisis among youth - Youth and Citizenship - Youth Issues - Youth Political Apathy - Possible Remedies - Recent Developments/News
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Youth Vote Research Inventory
Christine J Lee
Inventory of research that examines the civic engagement crisis among youth
- Youth and Citizenship
- Youth Issues
- Youth Political Apathy
- Possible Remedies
- Recent Developments/News
Also: database of significant youth civic/political engagement sites (web sphere) and preliminary coding template.
- Yet young adults are civic-minded and more likely to have volunteered in the past year than any other generational group.
- Also participate in many causes through, for example, “consumer activism” or demonstrations, etc.
“Younger citizens look very much like future contributors to the civic health of the nation, even though their lack of an electoral presence is troubling." - Scott Keeter
- “Seven out of ten young adults say politicians are out of touch with the concerns of people their age, and the same percentage believe the results of the election will have no more than a small impact on them personally.”
- 74% believe that politicians are motivated by selfish reasons.
- Whereas 70.3% of adults 25 and older voted
- “Politicians rarely take [young adults] into consideration and in many cases ignore them."
- 60% say they will “definitely vote” in 2004.
- 29% Democrats, 26% Republicans, and 41% Independents.
- 34% support Bush, 32% support the Democratic candidate for 2004
- “This is an enormous reservoir of potential voters and volunteers, almost 10 million strong, who can be channeled to winning campaigns if they are nurtured. But candidates who ignore or alienate this demographic group risk losing their elections.“
- Dan Glickman, Director of the Harvard IOP, former US Cabinet Secretary, and member of Congress