August 18, 2008

Wiz Kids

60%

Younger voters are significantly more knowledgeable this election.

One pattern that differs from previous surveys of political knowledge is that younger voters are significantly more knowledgeable about the candidates’ positions than are older voters; for example, 60% of voters 18-29 correctly say that Obama is pro-choice, compared with just 51% of those ages 50-64 and just 41% of those ages 65 and older. Overall, Americans were more knowledgeable about the candidates’ positions on Iraq than on abortion. Read More