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A 2012 survey by The Lowy Institute finds less than 40% of young Australians think democracy is a good thing.
The New York Times reviews how and why 2014 mid-term elections in the US resulted in the lowest voter turnout in seven decades.
Heather Bastedo of Queen's University examines why youth voting rates in Canada are lower than in previous generations.
George Williams of the University of New South Wales suggests lowering the voting age would better shape the long-term direction of the nation.
Mark Chou, Catherine Hartung and Jean-Paul Gagnon argue that lowering the voting age to 16 is just one step in addressing the growing disconnect between politicians and young people.
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Date created: 16 September 2014
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