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Reasons why a young person may support/vote for a political party

Updated: Jan 29, 2020



Influenced by family/parents/friends

A young person may be influenced by their parents/family/friends and support/vote for the political party that these groups traditionally support

It represents their views

A young person may support/vote for a political party that best represents their views

It supports their Culture/Religion/Class

A young person may support/vote for the political party that is seen to be associated with and support their culture/religion/class

It stands by a particular cause

A young person may support/vote for a political party because that party may support a particular cause


So there is active participation

If the young person supports/votes for a political party, they are supporting democratic processes and helping to influence change

Influenced by the media

A young person may support/vote for a political party that they hear a lot about in the news/on social media/read a lot about in the papers


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