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Young people losing faith in democracy

by Bill Hayes

The World Economic Forum reports on a number of trends in the U.S. and Europe showing that Young people losing faith in democracy.

Those born in the 1980s were even less enamoured with democracy – 24% of U.S. millennials considered democracy to be a “bad” or “very bad” way of running the country in 2011.

Europe showed a similar trend. In 2011, 13% of European youth aged 16 to 24 expressed such a view, up from 8% among the same age group in the mid-1990s. [more]

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