The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
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.
Most citizens feel that it is pointless to vote because it won’t change anything.
Civics education is not boosting youth voting, volunteering or even scores on academic tests about government – and may be related to QAnon support.
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.
Americans under 30 are far less likely to vote than older citizens. Stepping up civics instruction might help change that, a scholar explains.
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?
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.
A survey shows the newest generation on the voting block is extremely cynical, and that’s actually driving high levels of political engagement.
The recent March for Our Lives showed just how unsatisfied American youth are with their leaders. Recent polls suggest the economic system may be the next item on their agenda.
Theresa May is under pressure to tackle tuition fees after Labour’s pledge to scrap them was highlighted as a key issue for young voters.