The political awareness is very much on the low side for youths some factors for such a sad state of affairs include the pap's top-down rather than bottom up approach, the conditioning of youths to by the education system to accept authority without question, the element of fear, which makes youths endorse the establishment's line of thinking. Young people and political engagement these questions were part of an interview with pew research center executive vice president paul taylor, conducted by andrew benedict-nelson, content director for insight labs. First, let us go into political apathy amongst youths in the united states of america in this ever-changing global society, what really matters is, to put it simply, to earn as much bucks as you can, and climb the ladder of success. Political apathy amongst the younger generation reflects a feeling that older politicians are locked in the past and refuse to engage with issues that they care about. Political apathy is a term usually associated with youth whether it's low voter turnout, disengagement from democratic processes or the lack of knowledge to make informed decisions, young people.
In order to understand what young people want from politics, i spoke to dozens of under‑25s, ranging from westminster obsessives to those who reject or ignore the entire political system. Political apathy seems more widespread among younger generations and youths' political apathy is more pronounced nowadays compared to previously (bennett, 2000 bennett, s e ( 2000 ) political apathy and avoidance of news media among generations x and y: america's continuing problem. And today's youth are likely to get involved in protests or other political confrontations an overall index of the five activities included in all three surveys reveals this generational. Despite the election-related frenzy that has invaded campus, a large number of students have chosen to remain unregistered and largely uninvolved with the political world.
In fact, on a 13-question political news quiz, adults ages 18 to 29 score below all other age groups on all but two questions young adults are by far the most knowledgeable on technology: 42% can identify google's new phone as the android (only 4% of adults ages 65 and older can. Hence, youth political apathy isn't something natural, but rather a product of a cause-and-effect scheme with several factors taking place over several decades historically, youth turnout has been lower than older age cohorts, but only dropped below 50 per cent after the turn of the century. Political apathy has, is, and always will be, the antithesis of human development and progress whenever there is an excess of complacency and detachment towards the nation's future, whenever those who exhibit disinterest towards everything outnumber those who actually want to make a difference, then those nations pay the price for their citizens' impassivity. Buhari noted that if youths get involved actively in politics and participate in government activities, there will be chances for them to contest for elective positions in order to reposition the.
A youth manifesto is urgently required it is obvious that young people are an increasingly marginal group within our electoral system in the 2010 general election, 44 per cent of 18-24 year olds voted compared with 76 per cent of over-65s while just 55 per cent of all 18-24 year olds had even registered to vote compared with 94 per cent of over-65s. The participation of american youths in the elections suggests that problem of political apathy among youths is present in america as youths are uninterested in voting, there is a lack of political participation as they choose to abstain from voting. Dedicated to driving extensive political and voting education amongst nigerian youths. One millennial's answer to political apathy: put college students in classrooms generation citizen sends college volunteers into high schools and middle schools to teach kids to solve social problems.
34 apathy 21 35 political and social alienation 21 36 election context 22 37 representation and election systems 23 voter engagement and young people 07. Introduction recent decades have seen significant declines in political participation and growing levels of political mistrust perhaps most disturbing, these declines have been most pronounced among young americans. Voter apathy is creeping up slowly some call it political depression and it begs the question: if people don't participate, at what point does a democracy cease to be democratic.
Editor's note: the chamber alliance of lake county, in an effort to help develop leaders among local youth, hosts an annual essay contest to inspire political thought among young people. The fight apathy campaign is more than just getting students talking about politics in school for a day it's about action and conversations that stretch far beyond the classroom. But insofar as the character and performance of a political regime falls short of the standards of an ideal democracy -- and many do -- then frustrated idealism can lead to constructive criticism, vigorous attack or political cynicism and apathy. Onwe decried the political apathy among youths, stressing that their involvement in politics was needed to build strong and economically virile nation lack of active involvement in politics by qualified adult voters can pose a threat to our hard earned democracy and we must stand against it.