Learning Objectives

By reading this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

6.1 Reflect on the many forms of political participation that individuals may undertake and the connections between them.

6.2 Describe the traditional and nontraditional forms of political participation in American representative democracy.

6.3 Identify individual, legal, and election-specific factors affecting voter turnout.

6.4 Consider ways in which digital participation is similar to and different from more traditional forms of political participation.

6.5 Evaluate the ways in which political participation by young adult Americans may challenge traditional assumptions.