Title Mapping the “political preferences” of Indonesia’s youth Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country Australia Date 12/02/18 Description In the 2014 elections, eligible young voters in Indonesia comprised almost 30% of national voters. The numbers mean voters aged 17 to 25 will be a decisive factor in next year’s elections.
However, sources revealing young voters’ political preferences are scarce. A 2014 report suggests young Indonesians are politically apathetic and less nationalistic than other demographics, with more than 53% of those who participated in the 2014 pre-election survey not participating in the final vote.
Indonesian millennials have a different political experience compared to other age groups. This generation grew up in a more open, post-Reformasi landscape, with little memory of the Old and New Order regimes. They access the Internet to obtain information and actively seek change.
URL https://theconversation.com/mapping-the-political-preferences-of-indonesias-youth-91270 Persons Ella Prihatini
- young voters
- electoral behaviour
- electing women