Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621346
Title:
Political Apathy Among Colleges Students
Authors:
Zicari, Dominic
Abstract:
Young Americans are often stereotyped as one of the most politically disconnected demographics in the country. Low rates of voter turnout help characterize this age group as indifferent and apathetic. This makes the voting behavior of young people an incredibly important topic of study for political scientists. This is especially true in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. This research focused on American citizens aged 18-24. The research aimed to determine whether political apathy among this age group has increased or decreased since 2012. The study consisted of a comparison of responses from two different surveys. Data from the first survey was drawn from a nationwide telephone poll conducted by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). This survey was conducted shortly after the 2012 presidential election. This data was compared to an identical survey administered online to a sample of students at Augusta University following the 2016 presidential election. Differences in sample sizes limited the ability to analyze comparisons between the two surveys. However, analysis of the 2016 dataset points to a low sense of political apathy among students sampled at Augusta University.
Affiliation:
Department of Political Science
Issue Date:
Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621346
Type:
Other
Language:
en
Description:
Poster presented at the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
Appears in Collections:
Department of Political Science Student Posters; 18th Annual PKP Student Research and Fine Arts Conference: Posters

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZicari, Dominicen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-13T20:54:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-13T20:54:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621346-
dc.descriptionPoster presented at the 18th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractYoung Americans are often stereotyped as one of the most politically disconnected demographics in the country. Low rates of voter turnout help characterize this age group as indifferent and apathetic. This makes the voting behavior of young people an incredibly important topic of study for political scientists. This is especially true in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. This research focused on American citizens aged 18-24. The research aimed to determine whether political apathy among this age group has increased or decreased since 2012. The study consisted of a comparison of responses from two different surveys. Data from the first survey was drawn from a nationwide telephone poll conducted by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). This survey was conducted shortly after the 2012 presidential election. This data was compared to an identical survey administered online to a sample of students at Augusta University following the 2016 presidential election. Differences in sample sizes limited the ability to analyze comparisons between the two surveys. However, analysis of the 2016 dataset points to a low sense of political apathy among students sampled at Augusta University.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectVotingen
dc.subjectYoung Adultsen
dc.subjectPolitical Apathyen
dc.titlePolitical Apathy Among Colleges Studentsen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen
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