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Millennials and the 2016 Election - USA

The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, is now the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the Baby Boomers (1946-1964). It is diverse, well educated, connected, and participatory.…

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07 Jul 2016

Posted by Ken Gude, Senior Fellow Center for American Progress

Category: Millennials, General Election 2016, USA, Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton

The Millennial Perspective On Brexit

Last Thursday, voters in the United Kingdom elected to leave the European Union (EU), a shocking turn of events that is rocking not only Britain, but political establishments and financial markets worldwide. Prime Minist…

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07 Jul 2016

Posted by Layla Zaidane, Generation Progress & Stefanie Merchant, American Progress

Category: Millennials, Brexit, EU

Millennials, Political Disengagement & Brexit

As a Dane in the UK one of the things I value the most about British culture is the diversity and high level integration of people from a wide range of nations and cultures. Brexit has taught me that not all Britons valu…

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29 Jun 2016

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True facts on youth, voting issues and revolutionary bursts in Romania

I am young.... Should I be glad about it? Well, to be honest I myself do not have any idea on the matter. I have been trying to get through life with my own issues and preferences, building my own wall until some time ag…

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18 Mar 2016

Posted by Petra Pintelei, Volunteer Light Into Europe, NGO

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3 Solutions to fix our broken Democracy (more to come)

In nearly all established democracies, there is a worrying growing trend towards lower voter turnouts and declining memberships of political parties, especially among young people: we simply do not vote, and nothing sugg…

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17 Mar 2016

Posted by John Lisney, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, League of Youth Voters, European Youth Forum

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Irish Millennials and The Politics of Paradox

International commentary on political disengagement in recent years has increasingly come to focus on the so-called “millennial” generation, i.e. those born between 1980 and 2000. The term is often used in a pejorative s…

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11 Mar 2016

Posted by David Kitching, Director of Social & Political Research at AudienceNet

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The Gender gap in Political interest

Studies from Verba, Burns and Schlozman (1997) and Ingelhart (1981) have documented how women tend to express a lower level of interest in politics than men. Varying theories have been put forward in order to try and exp…

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08 Mar 2016

Posted by Anna Kiel, Social & Political Research Executive at AudienceNet

Category: Gender, Germany, Hungary, International Women's day, Ireland, Millennial, Norway, Politics, Representation

Youth in south-east Europe - why is everyone on the move?

In the countries of South-East Europe (SEE) and the Balkans an alarmingly high amount of young people has already left, is leaving or plans to leave their home country. Although the situation differs from country to coun…

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08 Dec 2015

Posted by Arne Langlet, German institute of International and Security Affairs

Category: Balkans, Bulgaria, corruption, emigration, Hungary, opportunity, Serbia, Unemployment

The Millennial Dialogue's Austrian findings signal polarisation among the young

By and large, Austrian millennials are not very interested in conventional politics. Nor do they believe that politicians care much about their views. And even though most of them are fairly optimistic about the future, …

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12 Nov 2015

Posted by Fabio Wolkenstein, Researcher at the London School Of Economics and Political Science

Category: AUSTRIA, FPÖ, GLOBALISATION, GREEN, LOSERS, MODERNISATION, ÖVP, POLARISATION, SPÖ, WINNERS

OMG Millennials are not voting? What's with that? The Millennial Dialogue story

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Why should anyone discuss politics? The most common answers amongst people of my age are: ‘it is borin…

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12 Nov 2015

Posted by Maria Freitas, Policy Advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Category: Engagement, Grandparents, job security, parents, politics

Millennials & authority in the UK & US

Just 16% of Britons trust politicians to tell the truth (IPSOS MORI, 2014), with barely 2% of people claiming to have a ‘great deal of trust’ in MPs in general (British Election Study, 2014). The same trend emerges when …

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28 Sep 2015

Posted by Hannah Cunningham, Politics Student at the University of Manchester

Category: AUTHORITY, CHURCH, MILLENNIALS, STREAMING, MUSIC, PARTICIPATION, POLITICS, RELIGION

Increasing political engagement through The 'Celebrity Effect'

Celebrities have the power to bring politics to the attention of society in an almost unparalleled way. Although the impact may be less pronounced on those who are already engaged in political matters, for many who are n…

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28 Sep 2015

Posted by Sania Haq, Policy Professional

Category: Celebrity, Engagement, Kanye, Kardashian, Obama, Regan, Schwarzenegger

Millennials and diversity: the cases of politics, music and religion

The vast majority of Millennials in the UK and the USA value equality of opportunity for people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and races (86% in both territories). Despite this,representation of some of those …

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03 Sep 2015

Posted by Hannah Cunningham, Politics Student at the University of Manchester

Category: AGE, ASIAN, BAME, BLACK, GENDER, MILLENNIALS, MINORITY, MUSIC, POLITICS, RACE, RELIGION

Debating millennial apathy: What are global attitudes toward the political system?

Generation Progress partnered with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies as part of a world-wide study on Millennial attitudes toward politics, politicians, and the future. The results show a common disillusion…

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08 Jul 2015

Posted by Ernst Stetter, Secretary general of FEPS, Maria Freitas, FEPS Policy Advisor, and David Kitching, Director of Social & Political Research, AudienceNet

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The "Millennial Dialogue" in North America: What do the Neighbours Think?

As one would expect, the survey shows many commonalities between millennials in the US andCanada. Their respective hobbies and interests were very similar with music, new technology and cinema coming out on top in both c…

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07 Jul 2015

Posted by David Kitching, Director of Social & Political Research, AudienceNet

Category: healthcare, Obama, millennial, politics, progressive, security, social media, USA

The Dysfunctional marriage of music and politics

Contemporary initiatives in the UK and USA which encourage political participation through music are flawed in that they have a tendency to either harbour broad appeal or focus on a range of issues, but not both. A parti…

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05 Jul 2015

Posted by Hannah Cunningham, Politics Student at the University of Manchester

Category: YO!FEST, ROCKTHEVOTE, PALOMA FAITH, OWEN JONES, MUSIC, LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM, HIP-HOP CAUCUS, BITE THE BALLOT

If Millennials were in charge of the Election...

Imagine if the people who decided how today’s election was run (MPs, Lords, the UK Electoral Commissioners etc) were all aged 15-34… what changes would they make? In our most recent research we asked 1,000+ UK millennial…

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07 May 2015

Posted by Ben Fowler, Research Director AudienceNet

Category: compulsory voting, electoral reform, politics, millennials, voting, online voting, voting age, election

Long live Politics! Technology & New media to the rescue?

Technology and new media, the very things that have contributed to a decline in youth political engagement, could potentially be used to kick-start a new era of open and accessible ‘everyday’ democracy that young people …

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28 Apr 2015

Posted by Ben Fowler, Research Director AudienceNet

Category: millennials, new media, Politics, technology, Politicians

Politics is dead! Are Technology & new media to blame?

Mainstream political parties across Europe and North America are failing to inspire and connect with today’s young people, the so-called ‘millennial’ generation. Young people have plenty of things to be angry about such …

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22 Apr 2015

Posted by Ben Fowler, Research Director at AudienceNet.

Category: new media, technology, politics, millennials

How to break the wall of distrust towards politics?

Let’s start from the conclusions: If we will be able to break the wall of distrust towards politics, young people will likely consent with our political goals. In a deeply concerning scenario, this is the light at the en…

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10 Mar 2015

Posted by Brendo benifei Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Intergroup for Youth Affairs

Category: Politics, Politicians, distrust, millennials

Millennials: Engagement needed

So first the good news: contrary to popular beliefs among political pundits but in line with what many of us active in youth politics had a gut feeling about, young Europeans are neither apolitical, nor particularly extr…

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06 Mar 2015

Posted by Thomas Maes Secretary General, Young European Socialists

Category: millennials, voting

'Millennials' in Germany

The empiric findings of the Millennial Dialogue report regarding Germany sheds light on distinctive separation between the private and the public realm in Germany. In this comment I want complement the survey data with s…

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04 Mar 2015

Posted by Benjamin Wilhelm, Former Member FEPS YAN

Category: Politics, Policy, Germany, millennials

Mobilizing Millennials: The crisis of parties and beyond

The idea that parties do suffer from a fatal illness called “bureaucratization” and that they will die from suffocation due to a lack of democratic oxygen supplemented by a hypertrophy of internal procedures is certainly…

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01 Mar 2015

Posted by Christophe Sente, Member of FEPS Scientific Council

Category: Politics, voting

Redefining political engagement

Young people’s participation in traditional politics has been in decline. Especially low voter turnout rates have been a concern for parties and scholars alike. The future and legitimacy of representative democracy will …

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28 Feb 2015

Posted by Merja Jutila Roon, PhD, Kalevi Sorsa Foundation, Finland

Category: Voting, millennials, Finland, politics, democracy

Presentation of the Millennial Dialogue report

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies and the Center for American Progress have launched a transatlantic initiative known as the “Millennial Dialogue”to engage with and better understand the priorities and valu…

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19 Feb 2015

Posted by Ben Fowler

Category: millennials, Politics, voting, policy, gender