Pangea Media, the leader in online quizzes and quiz technology, has released the results of its latest “Pangea Pulse,” which tracked the attitudes and preferences of its tween and teen users regarding the 2008 Presidential election.
According to the results of more than 1,500 respondents in a recent Quibblo survey, 57 percent of tween and teen users would vote for Barack Obama over John McCain (32 percent). Sixty-nine percent were satisfied with the choices for presidential candidates while 31 percent were not satisfied with either candidate. When asked why they would vote for their particular nominee, 40 percent felt that he represented their interests well, while 21 percent thought that their respective nominee was “the lesser of two evils.”
Forty-two percent identified the economy as the most important issue in this year’s election while 23 percent responded that the war in Iraq (and Afghanistan) should take precedence.
When asked whether it is important that young people vote, 72 percent of respondents felt that it is important because “they are the future of the country” compared to four percent who said that “young people’s votes do not matter.” Forty-five percent said that their families mainly affected their political opinions but 29 percent said that the independent media played a large influential role.