Generation Next : Speak Up, Be Heard
Over on Ypulse they have an interview with Judy Woodruff who "spent a year" traveling the US chatting to Millenials for a show called Generation Next : Speak Up, Be Heard.
Over on Ypulse they have an interview with Judy Woodruff who “spent a year” traveling the US chatting to Millenials for a show called Generation Next : Speak Up, Be Heard. Here’s an except from the answers Judy gave:
Everyone has their heroes – leaders, visionaries, people they admire in public life. Or so I thought. As part of the poll we conducted with the Pew Research Center which will be released in conjunction with our hour-long special on PBS, we asked young people to name some of their heroes. Although some named public figures, unlike older respondents many young people named people they have personal relationships with, including family members, teachers and bosses. When I asked Andy Kohut of the Pew Research Center, he said he thought that politicians had lost their allure some time ago. …One stereotype that’s well known — and perhaps justified until recently — was the lack of political participation by young people. In the 2000 election, only 36% of 18-24 year-olds voted, compared to 63% of older citizens. With the exception of the presidential election in 1992, young voter turnout had been on the decline since 1972, when 18-20 year-olds first had the opportunity to vote.