YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Youth Using Social Network Tools to Participate in Politics

Nearly 17 million young people will be newly eligible to vote this November. A new study of how these voters engage in politics online shows that they may be listening more carefully than politicians think.


Publication Date: 
July 13, 2012