Youth Survey

At 18 people are able to vote in UK elections. But only 42% percent of 18-24 year olds do.

Why? Because they feel politics is a waste of time, their vote won’t make a difference and politicians are corrupt and never listen to them anyway. And there are no young MPs to express their point of view. 

Please fill in this survey and let us know what you think

Every aspect of your lives is influenced by politics – from how much your car insurance costs, to whether you can afford to get a house, or even to move out of home at all, and why you will soon have to stay in full time education until you’re 19 whether you want it or not.

40% of 18-24 year olds leave Dorset because they can’t get work or afford to live here.

Governments assume that young people who struggle to find a job, buy or even rent a house or get the right kind of training, don’t matter because they don’t get active in political parties or organisations that political parties listen to. We want to change that.

The survey here was designed by young people for young people.

How old are you?


Showing 58 reactions

  • answered 2017-05-01 12:22:02 +0100
    Q: Which Party are you most likely to vote for?
    A: Conservative
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:57 +0100
    Q: Should voting be lowered to 16 years?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:51 +0100
    Q: Should voting be made compulsory?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:47 +0100
    Q: Were you taught citizenship at school?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:41 +0100
    Q: Should genetically modified crops be banned?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:36 +0100
    Q: Should we invest more in renewable energy sources?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:28 +0100
    Q: Should we build more nuclear power stations?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:21 +0100
    Q: Should drivers pay less for petrol and diesel and pay more for the miles they drive on main roads?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:08 +0100
    Q: Should air travel be made more expensive?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:21:02 +0100
    Q: Is climate change something that worries you?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:56 +0100
    Q: Should the UK stay in the EU?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:49 +0100
    Q: Was Britain right to support the war in Iraq?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:43 +0100
    Q: Should we spend more on helping people in developing countries?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:38 +0100
    Q: Do you think violent computer games encourage violent street crime?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:32 +0100
    Q: Do you think that people caught carrying knives should always be sent to prison?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:25 +0100
    Q: Have you ever been the victim of crime?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:18 +0100
    Q: Do you feel safe in your neighbourhood at night?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:09 +0100
    Q: Did you know you only repay 9% of everything you earn annually above £21 000 of pre-tax salary once you've left university so if you earn £22 000 a year, you repay £90 and if you earn £31 000 you repay £900?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:20:01 +0100
    Q: Did you know that student loan payments don't start until you earn over £21 000 rather than £18 000 previously?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:19:49 +0100
    Q: Should education or training be compulsory until the age of 19?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:19:38 +0100
    Q: Do you think newspapers and TV present young people in an unfairly negative way?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:19:32 +0100
    Q: Do you think newspapers and TV present young people in an unfairly negative way?
    A: Yes
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:19:25 +0100
    Q: Should social networking sites do more to protect young people?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:19:17 +0100
    Q: Should 16-17 year olds get the same minimum wage as 18-21 year olds? (it is currently £1.20 lower)
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:19:10 +0100
    Q: Should the minimum age of driving be raised to 18 years?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:18:58 +0100
    Q: Do you think 16 and 17 year olds should be able to buy alcohol?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:18:06 +0100
    Q: Would you support the legalisation of all drugs?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-05-01 12:17:57 +0100
    Q: Are you..?
    A: In part-time
  • answered 2017-04-22 18:46:39 +0100
    Q: Would you support the legalisation of all drugs?
    A: No
  • answered 2017-04-22 18:46:18 +0100
    Q: Are you..?
    A: At university
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