How accurate was your prediction?
What is the big story this data tells?
About 2/3 or American Millennials think they can make a difference in politics. Do you think they are right?
Why do you think Millenials feel this way?
What is a consequence of this relatively high level of political efficacy?
If you are reading this, most likely, you are a member of Generation Z (age 7-22). In your opinion, how different are Generation Z and the Millennial Generation in terms of their feelings of political efficacy?
How much do you think levels of political efficacy vary by state?
How different do you think levels of political efficacy would be in an autocratic state?
Is a high level of citizen political efficacy good for incumbents?
Do you personally think that, "By participating in politics, I can make a difference?"
How does race impact Millennial’s views on political efficacy?*
How does education impact Millennial’s views on political efficacy?*
How do you think Millennials feel about the POTUS and why do you think that is?*
Asian Americans Millennials feel like they have a much higher level of political efficacy than any other American ethnic groups. Why do you think this is?
What is the most surprising fact from this data?
What question do you have about this data?
If a person thinks they don’t have political efficacy and thus takes no political action are they correct about their political efficacy?
Who is the most politically efficacious person you know (this does not have to directly relate to national government or even state government, it might be someone who just gets stuff done around your community)?
The United States is a federal system. Explain whether, in general, people in federal, confederal, or unitary systems have more political efficacy.
What are some features of the American political system which generally limit political efficacy?
Describe some features of the American political system which generally increase political efficacy.
The Framers of the Constitution never once used the word democracy in the U.S. Constitution. Based on your knowledge of the political system the Framers created, make a claim explaining whether the Framers intend for citizens to feel a high level of political efficacy.
Check out the entire NBC News poll on Millennials and politics.
Poll ten of your schoolmates about their feelings of political efficacy. Share your results in class or online in the comments section below:
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