In this blog, we, a group of young Czech, Slovak and Austrian people living in Vienna, are writing about politics, interesting places and first and foremost about Czech, Slovak and Austrian culture and the (sometimes quite big) difference between these cultures.
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
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
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.
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: