Politics & The General Election

With the upcoming General Election on the horizon, we decided to engage with our 4Youth community to delve into the awareness of young individuals concerning the current political landscape, their interaction with news in today’s social media-driven environment, and their views on the media’s impact.

92% of respondents mentioned being registered to vote however over half of 16-24’s believe they can’t make any difference, indicating that today’s youth feel their voices are not valued. Many lack trust in political news from media outlets, with 49% stating they lack the resources to actively participate in politics.

I think it is increasingly harder to trust news outlets, especially on social media! I always double check sources myself if there is something I want to raise as a topic of conversation” Female