While kids may not be able to vote in this year’s election, they are still learning a lot about the political process and what’s going with this year's election, but where they get their information is another story.
According to a new Study.com survey of students grade seven to 12:
- 33% of students say they’ve gotten most of their information about the election from their teachers.
- 20% have learned about the election from social media.
- 18% say their family has taught them about the election process.
When it comes to social media
- 30% of those in grades seven to 12 say Instagram has influenced their political point of view the most, followed by:
- TikTok (25%)
- Facebook (16%)
- YouTube (15%)
- For those in college, who will be able to vote this year, 33% say Facebook has the most influence on their political point of view, followed by
- Instagram (25%)
- Twitter (17%)
- YouTube (12%)
- 60% of teachers and 80% of parents say Facebook has had the most influence on their political point of view.
As for what's going on in the classroom…
- 44% of teachers believe schools aren’t doing enough to prepare students to vote.
- 77% of students grade seven to 12 say the same.
- 45% of teachers believe it is the parents’ responsibility to teach their children how to vote.