How to help kids become better voters
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1307 , Segment 1
Episode: Help Kids Become Voters, Fully Charged, Performance Foods
- Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm
- 49:23 mins
John Holbein Ph.D. is an assistant professor of political science at Brigham Young University. He studies political participation, political inequality, democratic accountability, political representation, and education policy. The United States trails far behind many democracies in voter turnout. In 2016, the U.S. saw 55.7% voter turnout while France, to give just one example, saw 67.9% voter turnout rate for its presidential election in May. But new evidence suggests a surprisingly effective way to address the problem: When children develop certain social skills, they’re more likely to vote when they’re older. John Holbein explains his research into helping kids become better voters.