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Journal: Academic Research International (Vol.3, No. 3)

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Page : 375-382

Keywords : Politics; youth attitude; political parties; voting behavior;

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The study was aimed to explore the attitude of young people towards politics and political activities. The purpose was to determine the level of interest and political engagement of the youth. The study was based on the background of the current political scenario and the role of youth in the current circumstances. The involvement of youth in politics is crucial in this situation; therefore, the study of youth behavior is an effort to get an insight into their views and their role. Other objective of the study was to understand the voting behavior of young people as it is quite an important factor in promoting the democracy. Yet another aim was to see the perception of youth about politicians and political parties. And ultimately the study investigated the level of satisfaction of young people towards policies of the present government. The study is quantitative in nature. A sample of 178 students was chosen from the University of Sargodha through proportionate stratified sampling method. The universe was divided into strata and then the respondents were selected by applying simple random sampling method. The findings of the researches. It was clear that youth do have interest in politics; however, they are dissatisfied with the current political set up and disagree with the policies of the government. They are not optimistic about politicians and political parties. The research suggests that an environment of trust should be created by the politicians where youth can express their concerns and could engage themselves in decision making.

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