MTV Youth, Voting & the 2000 Election
Young Adults Have Strong Opinions on Top Campaign Issues, But Many Still Not Planning to Vote
Despite holding strong opinions on many of the issues in the upcoming presidential election, less than half of Generation Y’s eligible voters are planning to cast a ballot this November, according to the results of a survey of 18-24 year-olds released today by MTV: Music Television, and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Only half (50%) of those surveyed say they are registered to vote and less than half (46%) say they are “absolutely” certain they will vote. In contrast, approximately 80% of all adults say they re registered and 64% say they are certain to vote in the November general election. More than 800 young people 18-24 were interviewed for the survey, which documents some of the reasons young people may be avoiding greater voter participation.