Galloa Co., Ltd., which develops the fund-raising app "Gakusei Sponsorship" specializing in university students, will hold politics and elections for students all over Japan on November 2021-10 after the 31th House of Representatives election on October 49, 11. We conducted a survey on the actual state of interest in Japan.

 "Gakusei sponsorship" has been introduced by more than 600 organizations from 5500 universities.Taking advantage of the ability to directly collect the voices of many students, we are conducting a research project with the aim of proposing new perspectives through the actual situation of modern students.This survey was conducted on 4 students, including 511-year colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools nationwide.

 As a result of the survey, 61% of the students are interested in politics and elections. In the 2021th House of Representatives election on October 10, 31, 49% knew they had the right to vote, and 96% actually voted.When asked why they went to vote, 53% of the respondents said, "I have the right to vote and it is natural to vote."

 On the other hand, the reasons for the students who did not go to vote were "I didn't have time", "I couldn't vote at my current address because I didn't transfer my resident card", and "I don't understand the party's pledges and the character of the candidate". Continue.As a countermeasure when you do not transfer the resident's card but want to vote, there is a system called absentee ballot that requests the necessary documents by mail to the election administration committee in the area where the resident's card is located, but recognition is not widespread among the younger generation. there is a possibility.

 The sources of political and election information are TV (72.0%), SNS (55.0%), and Internet news (53.4%).
When asked about the information they seek when considering politics and elections, about 48% of the respondents answered "political parties / candidates' policies and objectives," which was far behind the second place and the first place. The second place was "Political Party / Candidate Pledges and Manifests", and the third place was "Comparison of Political Parties", and it became clear that basic information had not arrived.


 When asked about measures they consider effective in raising young people's interest in politics and raising turnout, 73% said they would vote online.There was also an opinion that "it should be possible to vote within the university." The movement to set up polling stations on university campuses began in the mid-2010s, and there are many local governments with a proven track record such as Hokkaido, Aomori, Yamanashi, Osaka, Ehime, and Kagoshima.

 Finally, when asked about the feelings and requests of Japanese politics and politicians, "realization of promises," "young people's perspective," "higher flexibility," "generational change of politicians," and "highly transparent politics." There were many voices who wanted "an opposition party that could compete with the ruling party."Galois, who conducted the survey, has many concrete proposals for ideas unique to the digital native generation, and there is no doubt that the use of the Internet and SNS will be the most important issue when considering the future of politics.

reference:[PR TIMES] Survey of university students' interest in politics and elections <Sponsored by Gakusei>

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