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College freshmen political interest at a nadir [CNN] (fwd)



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>              POLITICAL INTEREST AMONG COLLEGE FRESHMEN AT NEW LOW
>                                        
>      Graphic January 12, 1998
>      Web posted at: 1:37 p.m. EST (1837 GMT)
>      
>      WASHINGTON (AP) -- It is not easy peddling politics on a college
>      campus nowadays. Even talking about the issues is a turnoff,
>      according to a nationwide survey of freshmen.
>      
>      An annual study by the University of California, Los Angeles, for
>      the Washington-based American Council on Education found a record
>      low number of college freshmen showing much interest in politics.
>      
>      Just 27 percent of the nation's 1.6 million freshmen believed that
>      keeping up with political affairs is a very important life goal,
>      less than half the percentage recorded in 1966. Just 14 percent said
>      they frequently discussed politics, down from 30 percent in 1968.

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