Event Title

To Vote or Not to Vote: Influences on Young MSU Women Concerning the Decision to Vote

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

23-4-2007 1:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2007 3:00 PM

Student's Major

Gender and Women's Studies

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Jocelyn Fenton Stitt

Mentor's Department

Gender and Women's Studies

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Women leaders in the early 1900's fought to give women the right to vote. I researched how young women are using that right. According to the voting report of the United States Census Bureau, in the 2004 presidential election more people between the ages of 18-25 voted than in previous elections. Yet the percent of young women vs. young men voting decreased. I hypothesize that family, education, and society are influencing young women about their decision to vote as well as whom they are voting for. Using surveys of 400 Minnesota State Mankato females and random interviews I hope to determine if young women are uneducated about politics and to understand their process of voting or not voting.

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To Vote or Not to Vote: Influences on Young MSU Women Concerning the Decision to Vote

CSU 203

Women leaders in the early 1900's fought to give women the right to vote. I researched how young women are using that right. According to the voting report of the United States Census Bureau, in the 2004 presidential election more people between the ages of 18-25 voted than in previous elections. Yet the percent of young women vs. young men voting decreased. I hypothesize that family, education, and society are influencing young women about their decision to vote as well as whom they are voting for. Using surveys of 400 Minnesota State Mankato females and random interviews I hope to determine if young women are uneducated about politics and to understand their process of voting or not voting.

Recommended Citation

Gray, Gillian. "To Vote or Not to Vote: Influences on Young MSU Women Concerning the Decision to Vote." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 23, 2007.
https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2007/oral-session-07/3