There are a disturbing number of citizens choosing not to vote in America. Possibly the most unsettling part is that our younger adults make up a disproportionate number of these apathetic citizens. For this research project I used undergraduates at the University of Northern Iowa to see if changing issues could increase the willingness of a younger person to vote. Using four imaginary candidates and four imaginary situations, respondents were asked to complete a survey. What I found was that not only did the candidate with the youth oriented issues motivate younger voters but also the candidate with the anti-youth issues seemed to motivate the respondents to a greater extent.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
©2001 by the University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Hoover, Joey T.
"Younger Voters: Issues versus Apathy,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/13