A new survey shows 80 percent of 18-to-30 year olds are registered voters and are concerned about the direction of the country. Judy Woodruff reports how young Americans view election-year issues as part of a series on "Generation Next."
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JUDY WOODRUFF, NewsHour Special Correspondent:
We traveled around the United States this summer, listening and talking to young people about everything from pop culture to politics. What we found was that a lot of them were skeptical about politics and voting.
In California, onboard our R.V. with a computer and a Web cam, we heard from Aaron McDaniel.
I'm pretty much apathetic towards politics. I mean, I'm sure that if I paid attention to a lot of it, I might have an opinion, but I don't know. I just don't see the point in, like, watching a TV and this old guy saying, you know, "This is what should be done, this is what should be done."
Roxanne Nance in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
I just want to know how the next time is going to be different? You know, why should I go out and vote them back in office now that I can vote if they screwed everything up now? You know, why should I vote for you if I don't think that it's going to be different next time?
I'm sad to say that a lot of people I know, if you ask them what their political views are, they'll say they just don't care.