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November 7, 2022

What’s Keeping Young Voters Engaged?

Ask Students: What are some of the things identified in this story as important to young voters? Where are some of the young people interviewed in this story based?

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Summary

Voters under the age of 30 are projected to keep up or break records on turnout during this year’s midterms. That’s according to a newly-released poll of young voters conducted by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. For a transcript of this story, click here.

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Discussion Questions

  • Who does this story focus on (what age group)?
  • What are some of the things identified in this story as important to young voters?
  • Where are some of the young people interviewed in this story based?
  • Why might young voters be voting in unusually large numbers this election?
  • How might young voters be the difference makers in the upcoming election?

Focus Questions

Do you think young voters have different political priorities than older voters? Why so?

Media Literacy: How do you think this story is shaped by only including the voices of young people?

Extension Activity

What issues matter to young people now, and how can they engage in elections even if they are still too young to vote? Watch the following Student Reporting Labs special “We the Young People” to find out more. After watching, discuss which issues matter most to you.

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Republished with permission from PBS NewsHour Classroom.

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