Estimates vary, but as few as one in three young voters bothers to go down to the polling station on election day.
The abysmal turnout among Millennials in the last two federal elections has been singled out to Elections Canada as one of the main culprits in the overall demise in voting numbers.
But the problem is not that young voters are any less civically engaged or politically aware than their older compatriots.
There is a generational divide between Canadians under age 35 and those over, says the study released Friday by the Broadbent Institute.
“When we ask why they don’t vote, a lot of them say the biggest reason is not because they don’t know about politics,” David McGrane, a professor of political science at the University of Saskatchewan and author of the report, tells Yahoo Canada News.
“They know every bit as much as older Canadians. They know where to vote; they know how to vote.”
But young voters across the country tend to lean to the left of the political spectrum, saysRead More »from Youth not voting because majority lean far left politically, says study