Dr. Bobbi Gentry
Degree Award Date
Voting, Youth, encouraging, Social Media, TikTok, Instagram
American Politics | Communication | Communication Technology and New Media | Other Political Science | Social Influence and Political Communication
This study examines the impact of social media on political engagement and its potential to strengthen democratic participation, focusing on the nonpartisan Valley Votes Project. By implementing literature-based social media tactics, the project aims to measure the success of each tactic based on digital interaction and viewership. The findings suggest that social media can be an effective tool to promote youth civic engagement in the political process. The study concludes that further research is needed to explore the effectiveness of these methods in different contexts and settings. Ultimately, promoting youth civic engagement is essential for a healthy democracy, and social media can play a vital role in achieving this goal.
Kopti, Anton M., "How Can Social Media Improve Youth Voter Engagement?" (2023). Honors Projects. 350.
Force Open Access
American Politics Commons, Communication Technology and New Media Commons, Other Political Science Commons, Social Influence and Political Communication Commons