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Old 10-26-2012, 06:05 AM   #198
Fire Haley

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Young Americans Turned Apathetic By Washington

The proportion of young voters expressing increased interest in politics this year has plummeted: At this time in 2008, 69 percent of voters under 30 said they were more interested in politics than four years prior, while today, just 52 percent of that age group expressed an increased interest

The trends appear to be worsening for millennials. Data from Gallup and the Public Religion Research Institute indicate that fewer young people plan to vote in the upcoming election.

Gallup found that just 58 percent of young voters say they will “definitely vote” this fall, down from 78 percent in October 2008.

Meanwhile, a Pew Research Center survey shows that young voters are generally less engaged in politics than they were in 2008.

Since so many young voters have grown up in a society riddled with political dysfunction, he adds, such apathy should come as no surprise.

“For young voters, there is a third candidate in this race, and it’s ‘stay home.’
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