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February 13, 2024

Are there effective ways to increase political engagement among younger generations?




Total votes: 8

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  1. Clifford4991
    32.5

    Of course! The most obvious and effective way to increase political engagement is to educate our younger generation about the importance of voting and how it affects their lives moving forward. Their …Read MoreOf course! The most obvious and effective way to increase political engagement is to educate our younger generation about the importance of voting and how it affects their lives moving forward. Their vote indeed does matter, and when voting, they make sure one’s goals align correctly with their interests so that they may choose the appropriate candidate. Today, political engagement is a huge popularity contest, and the gross spread of misinformation by the masses creates a follow-the-leader effect. We all know that a handful of people within our friend groups or social media are choosing candidates for the wrong reasons. I wouldn’t call them ignorant; it may not be their fault the the lack of education and refined research shows. Read Less

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  2. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    While social media can do great harm, it also has the potential to reach audiences that politicians could never before. A vast majority of younger generations have some form of social media. This …Read MoreWhile social media can do great harm, it also has the potential to reach audiences that politicians could never before. A vast majority of younger generations have some form of social media. This means that it is incredibly important for politicians to go on these platforms and educate the youth about their platform. Social media companies can also play a role in ensuring that the information on their platforms is accurate. The internet is one of the best ways to reach younger Americans. Read Less

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  3. CuriousPanda2
    97.5

    Discussing politics throughout the entirety of one’s education is essential in keeping them involved. The younger generations seem to know increasingly less about our political system and the people …Read MoreDiscussing politics throughout the entirety of one’s education is essential in keeping them involved. The younger generations seem to know increasingly less about our political system and the people who run it, which keeps them unmotivated to participate. Creating dialogue in schools that doesn’t even necessarily gravitate around grades, but creates an interesting learning environment, can be a great way to encourage political conversation. I also agree with the previous comment that social media can be utilized in a way to spread useful information about the current state of our politics so that the younger generation is more apt to see/read it. Read Less

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  4. CleverCrocodile2
    43

    Yes. Younger generations can be taught about how important political engagement is, and how politics will affect their own lives. If they realize what a strong impact their political engagement has, …Read MoreYes. Younger generations can be taught about how important political engagement is, and how politics will affect their own lives. If they realize what a strong impact their political engagement has, and realize how they can improve their own lives through political engagement, they will be motivated to engage more. Read Less

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  5. SincereMonkey3
    34.5

    For sure, it should be included as one of the educational goals, young generations should be explained why it is important for them to contribute, and how exactly they can do so.

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