Willing to participate: Political engagement of young adults - ARCHIVED

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Young adults are often viewed as uninterested in political activity. This article outlines the extent of political engagement among young adults in their 20s, as measured by traditional (voting) and alternative (non-voting) political participation. It then examines some of the links between young adults' selected characteristics and their political behaviours such as voting, signing petitions, boycotting certain products, attending public meetings or participating in demonstrations.

Issue Number: 2005003
Author(s): Milan, Anne

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFDecember 6, 2005