Political Apathy

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  • Disillusion and Apathy
    • Disengagement with politics and political activity
    • No confidence in politics and politicians to solve issues
    • Low turn out at elections
    • Poor awareness of contemporary events
    • Citizens may express disillusion and apathy by...
      • Choosing not to vote
      • Choosing not to join or become members of political parties
      • Refusing to offer themselves for public office
    • Can undermine the democratic process
    • General elections
      • Over a 70 percent turnout between 1945-97
      • 59 percent turn out in 2001
      • Over a 70 percent turnout in 2017

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