For too long, the political world has not been inclusive of young people. Thousands of new studies are refuting claims that young people are apathetic about the state of the world. Indeed, many young people have turned away from mainstream politics and are instead turning towards social movements, political organizing, and rallies. And while many young people are disappointed with the current president, there are still plenty of reasons to be hopeful about our future.
Young people’s views of politics have been changing over the past decade, but a recent study found that a substantial minority of them still believe that politicians are selfish and partisan. In fact, 76% of youth surveyed agreed that politicians need to be more open-minded about issues and that the political system has become too partisan. A significant portion of young Americans said they feel that elected officials are partisan and selfish. Furthermore, 68% said that politics has become a “politically insular” and polarized environment.
In addition, a study from Zogby International indicates that a majority of young people consider the political world to be partisan. Only 4% disagreed with this statement, but this does not mean that young people don’t have opinions on hot-button issues. Despite this, many young adults see politics as a sham. They feel that politicians are not open-minded, and they don’t trust politicians who don’t support their own political views.
This study also shows that the young are not apolitical at all. About three-quarters of young people surveyed believe that politicians need to be more open-minded. Moreover, only 4% of those surveyed don’t agree with this statement. So, it appears that the gap between young and old politics has to do with deep-seated values and ideologies. In the last five years, young people have been moving to the left, with a growing percentage of young voters now supporting strong government action on issues.
Interestingly, the young American public has become more polarized in the last decade. In the 2010 general election, only 44% of young people voted in the general election. Despite the recent polarization of politics, most youth view politicians as self-centered and selfish. They have a strong aversion to partisanship, which affects their voting habits. The majority of young voters are disaffected by the current political system, while the opposite group is more satisfied with it.
Young Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with the state of the political system. While they may not agree with some presidential policies, they are open to criticism. But, they don’t want to be friends with someone who doesn’t agree with them. While this attitude is a good thing, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have any political views at all.
The survey also found that youth were largely engaged in politics. More than half of them have participated in campaign activities, whereas only 4% of them have participated in campaign work. In addition, a majority of young people cite the need for more open-mindedness in politics as an important factor in making the process more inclusive. However, some youth are more skeptical about the role of celebrities in politics. They believe that politicians don’t care about the interests of young people.
While the findings of the poll reveal that young people’s views are very diverse, they are often still politically involved. According to a recent survey, more than three-quarters of young people say they are involved in politics. They are more likely to support candidates who share their political values than to disagree. The results are also surprising because the majority of young people say that they will vote if they feel like it. So, while the poll results are important, the study is not complete.
The survey found that a significant minority of young people have been engaged in politics for several years, and this has changed over time. But a recent survey of youth in the United States also revealed a trend. They’ve become more cynical and partisan, and they don’t like their elected officials to be too open-minded. Despite these findings, the survey suggests that a greater open-mindedness in politics is needed to improve its effectiveness and make it more inclusive.