Study examines how educational experience impacts voting

“Inquiry into the educational implications of voting practices of young adults in U.S. mid-term elections,” a paper co-written by Matthew Knoester, associate professor of educational studies, has been published in The Journal of Social Studies Research.

“This study examines political attitudes and experiences of young adults in the United States, with particular focus on voting practices,” the abstract reads. “Since young adults are just beyond K-12 schooling they are the voting segment arguably most affected by their educational experience. Their political habits and attitudes should inform educational policy and practice. The concern under focus is that young adults, including college students, vote at low rates, especially during mid-term elections. …

“The study found many obstacles to voting, including logistical and educational barriers. Authors suggest how educators might better prepare future voters for the complex and competitive political environment in the U.S.”

Michael Burke ’22 of East Troy, Wisconsin, and Ryan Hanrahan ’19 of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, served as research assistants on this project.

 


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