Young people and voting
As we will see over the next couple of weeks in class, the 18-25 age-group has traditionally had the lowest voter turnout rate of any age group. In 2008, however, turnout for this group was up. Moreover, young people voted overwhelmingly for Obama in the 2008 election.
The following analysis was aired by PBS about ten days ago. Watch the piece, and then consider the following questions. Do your friends and/or family members who are between 18 and 25 intend to vote next month? If not, why not? How engaged do they seem to be in the election campaign this year?
Soon we’ll conduct a survey of our upper school students. Whom do you expect students to support in that poll: President Obama or Governor Romney?