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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 11 -- Youth and Political Cynicism.

YOUNG PEOPLE AND CYNICISM:

A survey, from February of 1999 (during the Clinton impeachment):
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Also, from the same research:
While 36% of the adult sample would have convicted President Clinton, 47% of the youth sample would have.

Similarly, 55% of the adult sample had a favorable view of President Clinton. Only 43% of the youth sample did.


Source:

-Pages 121-122 of American Public Opinion: Its Origins, Content, and Impact, written by Professors Robert S. Erikson and Kent L. Tedin.


It is interesting that younger people are less cynical than people typically believe. Concurrently, it is interesting that younger people were less likely to support President Clinton than their elders.


Previous trivia tidbits:

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Stay tuned to WILLisms.com for more daily trivia tidbits.

Posted by Will Franklin · 9 April 2005 10:16 AM

Comments

I am not going to tell my age, but I am a bit cynical about you being at the charles and Camilla wedding! Hurry back!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 10, 2005 04:01 PM

Am I just being cynical or should the Clintons have left The White House after being impeached? The only thing worse than the Clintons in the White House would be the AlGores! Yikes! That is a scarey thought! I have really tried not to be cynical and I am not doing such a great job! Sorry it must be my age...I can think of alot of things to be cynical about! It is kind of fun.

Posted by: Buffy at April 11, 2005 11:03 AM