Monday, 7 October 2013

Why young people didn’t vote/ Why they are not interested in politics

Mostly young people don’t care about politics. They don’t care about elections or which political party is in charge. Why is it like that?
I also fit into this group, young and not interested. I think it is because while we grow up, we can’t vote, so we aren’t interested in it. It doesn’t affect our life, or not in a way we realize, so why should we be interested?
When we grow older, when we can vote, we have no idea what is going on in politics, and we are probably too lazy to study it. Mostly we are still studying in school or we find a workplace where the boss pays enough for us, but we don’t use the money for saving or so. We usually don’t own a house, we are not married and we don’t have kids, so it still doesn’t affect our lives. Our lives are forming; we have ourselves to deal with. We have to focus on our own lives and understand ourselves. It is too much for us to also think about politics. I think the interest in politics comes with age: the older we are, the more we care.

Elections in Austria:
People who can vote: 6,384.331
People who voted: 4,782.563                                   Percentage: 74,9%
People who didn’t vote: 1,601.768                Percentage: 25,1% 

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