In a time of growing partisanship and general political uncertainty, a short research project provides a snapshot of the young people who might one day walk the halls of power.
If we don’t support youth’s struggle for democracy, there’s little chance of a peaceful, secure, sustainably developed and environmentally friendly future.
About 27% of 18- to 29-year-olds voted in the midterms, marking the second-highest voter turnout in midterms in 30 years.
The U.S. midterms revealed a generational shift away from youth voter apathy. The apathetic, in fact, seem to be those trying to accurately measure public opinion using outdated methods.
At a time when democratic norms appear to be in decline around the world, deliberative democracy is one potential remedy worth pursuing.
Pierre Poilievre’s momentum among young Canadians, if maintained, could bring the Conservative Party of Canada a notable electoral advantage in the next election.
As many as 80% of young people want abortion to be legal, and most disagree with the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson ruling. This could lead to high youth voting rates in the 2022 midterms.
Too often, young people’s voices are sought in tokenistic or symbolic ways. Can Labor’s new youth engagement model do things differently?
Amid predictions about a “youthquake” before May 21, what role did young voters play in this radical electoral shift?
Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.
While Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National has engaged in a decade-long campaign to rehabilitate its image with youth voters, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction.
Voting rights in Canada have changed over time to become more inclusive. Challenging age discrimination in Canada’s election system could be the next step in expanding and strengthening our democracy.
Civics education is not boosting youth voting, volunteering or even scores on academic tests about government – and may be related to QAnon support.
With more votes cast before election day than on it, late strategic voting could make all the difference.
Researchers examined the voting behavior of 5,762 students at 120 colleges and universities. Two groups stood out as an untapped electoral resource – if the candidates can turn out Gen Z.
Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they’ll have a hard time getting started.
From 3D printing using plastic waste to growing cherry trees in the Himalayas, young people are not sitting idle while the world burns.
After recent elections, South Africa are grappling with what the reasons are for the declining trend in youth participation in the 2019 elections.
It’s clear that young voters are bringing critical issues to the fore as they did in the recent EU elections. Will they do so in Canada too?
India election 2019: millions of Indian youth are underemployed and going to the polls
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The world's largest democracy will see its biggest young voter turnout since gaining independence 72 years ago, with millions delivering their verdict on Narendra Modi's BJP government.