A topic that I've researched several times, both during my undergraduate work and while taking a master's, is voter apathy. We are fortunate to live in one of the few times throughout history where goverance is dictated by the people, through their ballot. However, within the last several decades, voter turnout has plummeted. This is particularly true with young adults. Here are some interesting statistics. One of the things about this article that blew me away was that the youngest age group (18-20 year olds), cited "just not interested" as their main reason for abstaining - a whopping 60% of them. Focus: Do you vote? Do you think it's an important role as a citizen? Alt. Focus: Does voting truly matter? Voter turnout rates have fallen dramatically (as compared to the Boomer's post-war turnout), and most developed countries still seem to function fairly smoothly.