How Can 20-Somethings Reengage With Politics?


Many commentators have fun with words like “youth,” “Generation Y,” and “Millenials,” using them as a blank canvas on which to paint all sorts of theories about our political system and its future. According to these free associational claims, young people are anything from idealistic to disengaged, tolerant to naive. It’s disheartening for me to read these kinds of stereotypes over and over again, so I was pleased to see some recent concrete data on young people’s political attitudes. What are we like? 

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