Cada Vez más apáticos? El desinterés político Juvenil en España en perspective comparada

Translated title of the contribution: Increasing apathy? Spanish youth political disinterest in comparative perspective

Carol Galais*

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Abstract

It has been often claimed that the political apathy of Spanish youth is alarming. This study tests that assessment and tries to find out whether political interest among young citizens is different with respect to European youth and if it is worsening in the last years. The levels of political interest among the youth of today are compared with those of people who were young some years ago, as well as with the levels of political interest of the European youth. The hypothesis of the progressive depolitization of the youth is tested following a multivariate analysis. The article concludes that current Spanish youth is only significantly less interested if compared to the youth of the eighties, which constitutes the actual exception to the rule.

Translated title of the contributionIncreasing apathy? Spanish youth political disinterest in comparative perspective
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)107-127
Number of pages21
JournalRevista Internacional de Sociologia
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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