Canadian youth more political -- Quebec youth even more so

December 12, 2007

A uMontreal researcher has found that Canada's young people aged 15-25 are more "political" than their American peers, and young Quebecois are even more politicized than the average Canadian youth.  The study also found that education contributes to increased politicization.  That being said, overall political knowledge even in the most "politicized" areas was weak: 55% of US students were unable to name one permanent member of the UN Security Council; in Canada, only 30% were unable to do so.