More on Ummid: International l National Regional l Politics Sports Religion l History l Culture l Education



Gujarat Govt. sets up 3 member panel to probe Ishrat encounter

Mah assembly election dates to be announced after Aug 22: EC

AYUSH to be integrated with mainstream health services

Don’t create panic over swine flu: PM

US body accuses India of failing to protect minorities

Rahman to offer free peace concert in Australia

AMU VC cancels MA admission list, orders fresh list

BJP’s relation with minorities improving, claims Shahnawaz

Singing ‘Vande Mataram’ no taboo for Muslim BJP leaders


Bhopal-based Maulana Azad NIT girds up its loin to bolster sagging image: Bhopal-based Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) ..... Read Full

Girl students exult again, this time in M. Sc.


Singing ‘Vande Mataram’ no taboo for Muslim BJP leaders: Singing "Vande Mataram" is no taboo for Muslim leaders associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP). This was amply on display when BJP's Minorities.....Read Full

NHRC probe into Batla house shootout not fair: NGO: The probe by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which gave a clean chit to the police in a south Delhi shootout last year, "was not fair", an NGO told the Delhi High Court Wednesday.....Read Full

'Terrorists cannot manipulate stock market': There was no possibility of terror outfits manipulating the country's stock market, the government informed the Supreme Court Tuesday. "The government, at present, does not have any reliable, credible.... Read Full

Anger against State, ATS refuses to die down Thousands thronged Janata Dal (S) rally and dharna, Malegaon Bandh call received mixed response: Thousands thronged the rally.....Read Full

The ‘Practical Work’ of the Ulema: It has become something of a fashion for people today to constantly criticize and even condemn the traditional madrasa-educated ulema. Not just non-Muslims but many Muslims themselves.... Read Full



Black flags rule the Golden Night in Malegaon:  The day witnessed dharna, the night saw special prayers as the 2006 blast anniversary peacefully reaches the fag end. Unlike thousands of other towns in the Indian .... Read Full

NCERT team all praise for state Madrasas: A central team comprising experts from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Tuesday heaped praise on the 575-odd madrasas.... Read Full

Crime and No Punishment -
Malegaon Blast Accused Get a Respite: Eleven suspects of Malegaon blast, September 9, 2008, got a breather (August 01, 2009) when the special court dropped the charges under MCCOA against 11 suspects of the crime...... Read Full

Gujrat HC orders probe into Ishrat Jahan encounter case: In a significant development, the Gujarat High Court on Friday directed the state government to submit a list of police officers of the rank of Additional...... Read Full

Rethinking the Dalit Muslim Movement: The Pasmanda Movement (PM) refers to the contemporary caste/class movement among Indian Muslims. Though the history of caste movements among Muslims can be traced back to the comme..... Read Full


Young US adults more politically active, but not more knowledgeable

Friday, August 14, 2009 03:30:06 PM, ANI

Half Americans Don't Know Islam: Poll: Though they lack the basic knowledge about Islam, more than half Americans already hold negative views about the faith and think it supports violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.... Read Full

Washington: Although young adults between 18- to 24-year-olds are more politically active, their involvement hasn't increased their knowledge about politics, finds a new US study.


Three Kansas State University graduate students have found that the 18- to 24-year-old demographic became more politically active during the 2008 U.S. election season through the use of media such as blogs and YouTube, but they were not necessarily more knowledgeable about politics.


"Politicians in general are so reliant on political polling, but politicians are not examining how much the voter knows about the issues they're voting on", said Chance York, one of the three master's students in journalism and mass communications.


York along with Keunyeong Kim and Sookyong Kim surveyed more than 160 undergraduate students in February about their use of both traditional media sources, including radio campaign commercials, and new media sources, like blogs, to obtain information about presidential candidates and their campaign issues.


"We were trying to find what information sources 18- to 24-year olds were looking at and how that might have affected their political activism and their level of political knowledge", said York.

"We found that the students were really politically active.


"They talked about the campaigns with their friends, and a lot of people got online on a social networking site to talk about the campaigns. Not many wrote blogs, but a considerable amount kept up with blogs", he added.


However, most students were not politically knowledgeable. For instance, many students did not know what Guantanamo Bay was; some said it was a Caribbean resort.


There also was a set of people that were both politically active and knowledgeable, and there was a high correlation between those two variables and voting.


"People who were actually voting were both active and knowledgeable, and that wasn't affected by whether the student was a Democrat or Republican, or liberal or conservative", said York.


"What we can't say is that this is true for all 18-to 24-year-olds, and statistically we can't make a significant inference. However, there is not a lot of research in this area, and so trying to forge out that path is a good start", he added.


The research was presented at the 2009 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention.






























  Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page

Your Ad Here

  Comment on this article

E-mail Address:
Write here...
 Home | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | About Us | Feedback

Ummid Business: Advertise with us | Careers | Link Exchange is part of Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and condition mentioned.