There were two generalized questions on voting questions I identified:
- The way people vote has a major impact on how things are run in this country
- Have you ever done, or do you plan to do, the following things? Vote in a Public Election
Surprisingly (to me) less than 70% of high school seniors think voting has a major impact on this country. Over time, agreement rose in the early 1980s and then has declined and remained steady. Despite the seniors' skepticism, over 80% of twelfth graders plan to vote in an election. Although, the proportion of youth who plan to vote has also been trending downwards.