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These students at the University of Pittsburgh urged their peers to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Aaron Jackendoff/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Civics education isn’t boosting youth voting or volunteerism

Civics education is not boosting youth voting, volunteering or even scores on academic tests about government – and may be related to QAnon support.
Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

How to reach young voters when they’re stuck at home

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.
Not all of Bernie Sanders’ young supporters are showing up at the polls. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Why so few young Americans vote

Americans under 30 are far less likely to vote than older citizens. Stepping up civics instruction might help change that, a scholar explains.
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a climate strike of school students as part of the Fridays for Future movements on Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

How youth influenced the EU election – and could do the same in Canada

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?
In this Oct. 31, 2018 photo, students dance atop a bus to music during a Vote for Our Lives rally at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Why we should pay attention to the power of youth

Young people have the right, the skills and the numbers to make a difference in politics and society in North America and beyond. Their voices, energy and vision contribute to a healthy democracy.

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