There are a number of differences in the demographics between the ones that are and are not politically involved. Older people tend to vote more than the younger people by their concern toward the government, as well as the number of white Americans voting more than the other minority races would. The educated will vote more than the uneducated by having more knowledge of the election, along with families with higher income of over $65,000 having time to vote than the low income ones of $35,000 or under. The ones who shows party identification would want to get involved in politics, whereas independent individual would not care as much. People who grew up with specific ideology would want to have a say in politics, in contrast to those who did not.
Millennials are a generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Specifically 1982-2000, and if you think baby boomer’s parents procreated at a high rate well they taught their offspring to do much of the same. Millennials are now 18-36 years of age and comprise of twenty-four percent of the US population, but that 's about the only similarity between the baby boomers and the millennials. Other than the sheer size of the two groups millennials are becoming a generation that the United States couldn 't make up if they tried. Only twenty-one percent of millennials are married while forty-two percent of baby boomers were married at the same age, almost one out of every four millennials have a bachelor degree or higher making them the most educated generation ever seen. Millennials also take the cake in the most racially diverse generation ever seen as well, with nineteen percent of them being Hispanic heritage, fifteen percent being African American and four percent being Asian. It 's gets even more diverse for this new generation, majority of millennials are sick of their baby boomer parents style of suburbia living and are attracted to cities that can fit their quick attention spans. This is a generation that is growing at an alarming rate as well, and to think all this procreation occurred after no wars or depressions. The population is projected to peak in 2036 for this diverse millennial generation, with 81.1 million. The oldest
In the essay “The New Greatest Generation” by Joel Stein, Stein discusses characteristics of the millennials that he admires. First, Stein thinks the millennials “could be a great force for a positive change (Stein 572).” Stein may think this is so because of the data he has received from Tom Brokaw. Brokaw says, the millennials are “inventing new apps and embraces the whole economy.” Also, Stein may think millennials will make a positive change because they are “more accepting of differences (Stein 572).” Next Stein says, the millennials are “pragmatic idealists (Stein 572).” He says the millennials are go getters because they do not sit around waiting on a handout “they go after what they want (Stein 571).” Also, Stein thinks the millennials
The younger generation has been recently observed protesting the recent election of President Donald Trump. One of the protests most commonly talked about was the “Women’s Marches” around the world; these marches were to bring attention to women’s fear that their rights would be compromised. One of the many controversial topics that they were protesting was the possibility of President Trump following through with defunding planned parenthood- therefore making safe abortions and affordable birth control harder to obtain. Overall this not only demonstrates a younger generations point of view on post material value importance because of their basic rights having been secured, but it also shows their interest in politics and the effects that they hope to have on political
“I don’t see anything uncommon in it,” states Alex Lin a former teen activist. Teen activists, who are they, what do they stand for ,and what does it take to become one? Teen activists make a big difference in this world, they devote time and energy to helping others a they don’t let challenges get in their way ,they stand up for what they believe in, and they encourage others to do so. All it takes to become one is lots of determination and a voice and the bravery to stand up!
Ever since the 26th amendment was passed, eighteen year olds were allowed to vote. This new voting age led to this new age group showing less representation than older groups. It was then thought of in the Montgomery County to try and change this, so they lowered the voting age to sixteen. This new way of thinking was brought up to try and bring up the amount of young voters they see less of in elections. I support this new change because it seems like a good idea to let younger people have the chance to voice their opinions. This new change could lead to having more people interested in politics, it could also bring a bigger younger demographic of voters to vote, and it could bring a better representation of the opinions in the county.
In Austria, where the voting age has been lowered to 16, two thirds of the 16-18 year old age group voted. This proves that if we were to reduce the voting age, it could encourage younger citizens to become even more politically aware and even inspire some to pursue a career in politics. Personally, I think it is an unfair assumption that all millennials are considered to be narcissistic when certain studies have shown that they are intensely passionate about global warming, the corrupt government of North Korea and other pressing issues affecting the whole world. Granted, you do not often see two teenagers arguing over whether this year’s budget aided global warming research or not, but these young Australian citizens have their own way of expressing their political views. They start petitions online, call out politicians on social media and even go out to protests, standing up for what they believe in. Some could even say they are more politically engaged than some of their elders who have not grown up with social media like they have. The teens of Australia deserve to have their voice heard when such important decisions are being made about their country’s
Voting is one of the many civic duties, as an American citizen, that is the most exercised. In the recent years, the voter turnout has increased from the previous years, but the turnout is still less than desired. In the 2008 presidential election alone, 61.7% of the eligible United States population voted and 53.7% of the eligible Texan population voted. This is much better than previous years, but still does not show a collective effort on the part of all eligible populations to vote. Americans have been known to have low voter turnouts. This can have very bad implications for those who have been elected into office. Those who have been elected have been without a majorities vote on the situation, mainly because no one comes out to
In the beginning of his essay, Stein uses a sarcastic tone while providing facts as shown in the previous paragraph. In the middle of his essay, he stops and begins to compare himself to the evidence he provided. For instance, “I know my number of Twitter followers far better than the tally on my car’s odometer; although Facebook has a strictly enforced limit of 5,000 friends, I somehow have 5,079” (Stein 30). This should make the readers then compare the things they do that are similar to what Stein has stated in his article. The readers should then have a more understanding outlook on Millennials. Once Stein is done comparing himself to Millenials, he then proceeds to defend them. Stein suggest that, “Yes, they check their phones during class, but think about how long you can stand in line with out looking at your phone” (Stein 32). After reading this, this furthers the points that the audience is just like Millennials. This can make the readers begin to question if Millennials are as bad as they tend to make them out to be. The way Stein chose to structure his article is an important factor that helps show the audience the purpose of his
An excerpt from “CQ Researcher” wrote a summary that focuses on how Millennials is one of the most diverse generations of America 's, leading them to possibly reshape our country in their image. The first time I read this, I thought that young adults may not have what it takes to change America’s society. That they didn’t know how, but then you have Millennials vote for President Obama which in fact were most hispanic people, we may have a shot. According to the “CQ Researcher” “ Millennials launch into successful adulthood, causing many to delay getting married, starting families and purchasing a home. This is good because setting back with marriage and families, gives enough time for an individual to understand our country and what is the
Voter turnout in the US has been in decline for many years. It is the result of a wide variety of reasons, one of which is the disenchantment of the voter with the political system today. This seems odd, in that the only way to change the system is to get out and vote and replace the current politicians with new ones that will hopefully be able to conduct business and have a little less partisan politics. The voter turnout does tend to go up every four years when the presidential election occurs. This seems to interest voters to become more involved in the political process. This particular presidential election cycle has shown to be unique. The Trump factor as it has become known has dramatically increased voter registrations. Some
However everyone experiences a distinct reason for their involvement in mobilizing depending on their generation. Through intergenerational communication family members are able to interconnect sources and networks that are available to them. Adolescents gather what they know through new technology, peer networks, youth organizations while parents hear and learn about different information through their workplace, churches, and ethnic media. Intergenerational mobilization has greater chances of mobilization because of the different inputs and experiences people from different generation are able to provide. These rallies not only represent this community but also carry emotional ties that create strong bonds within each family household and
In Engaging Apolitical Youth by Melissa Ames the idea that young readers today are becoming more involved with how our country is being run and what the leaders are saying is a prominent theme throughout this article. I believe that Ames if using a lot of facts and it seems as if she has done extensive research into all of these topics. I believe that Ames is backing up her statements with many different sources and references. Ames is clearly saying that there is a direct correlation between dystopian novels and the amount of your adults interested and involved with politics in the modern world. Ames shows this by bringing up that “total vote has increased consistently throughout the past four presidential elections: 2000, 14.3%; 2004, 16.0%;
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the lack of participation of college students in elections.
Web 2.0 is a popular word in the last decade. It includes blogs, photos and files sharing systems and networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. These media have already changed our way of communications. And they have great impacts on other aspects of our lives. They also present great power in political campaigns. In 2007, CNN stated a word “Youtube-ification of politics” prepared for the U.S. Presidential Primaries (Youtube and Policits). However, the impact of social media on politics can be either positive or negative. Social media can have a positive impact on politics when it is used properly. As people mentioned that social media is a free platform for sharing information, a tool of freedom and empowerment and a door of equality.