YOUTH VOICE JOURNAL

Youth Voice Journal (YVJ) is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. YVJ is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and ranked by Scopus. (c) IARS Publications ISSN 2056-2969

Patrick English (2014), Young People and Europe: Quantitatively researching Euroscepticism in Europe’s youth

The next round of European elections are due to take place in May 2014, against the backdrop of support for the European Union (EU) at its lowest ever point according to Eurobarometer data. Eurosceptic discourse is dominant in much of the media across Europe, and prominent Eurosceptics claim that Euroscepticism is now the prevailing attitude towards Europe among the populations of EU member states. This study focuses on Euroscepticism and young people in Europe. Using quantitative methods, this paper finds that Euroscepticism is not at all prominent in young people, and also that young people are the least Eurosceptic of all age groups, consistently disagreeing with key Eurosceptic positions and attitudes. Despite the sustained Eurosceptic discourse and rhetoric which dominates much political discussion in Europe, Euroscepticism is not a popular belief held by, or representative of the views and attitudes, of Europe’s young.

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About Youth Voice Journal

Youth Voice Journal is an international, multidisciplinary, refereed journal that publishes theoretical contributions and empirical studies on international issues affecting young people. In particular, the Journal aims to: - provide a medium, especially for young researchers and young academics, to inform debates around social policy through high quality research; - provide a platform for the intellectual exchange of ideas around the globe with the aim of influencing policies and practices; - actively encourage and aide those young people whose voice is rarely heard by policy makers to contribute to the journal. Youth Voice Journal is published by IARS Publications and edited by Dr. Theo Gavrielides.

One comment on “Patrick English (2014), Young People and Europe: Quantitatively researching Euroscepticism in Europe’s youth

  1. patrickmenglish92
    May 22, 2014

    Reblogged this on English's Epiphanies and commented:
    My paper on Young People and the EU

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