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Who’s Shaping Our Kids’ Political Views? Teachers And TikTok

In no duh news, The future of the electorate is watching, and it’s teachers and social media that are influencing young peoples’ political views, according to a new survey on election knowledge from Study.com.

Apparently, students are learning the most about the election process from teachers

  • More than a third of students in grades 7-12 say they’ve learned the most about the election from their teachers.
  • 20% of students in grades 7-12 say they’ve learned the most about the election from social media.
  • Less than 20% of students in grades 7-12 report their family has taught them the most about the election process in the United States.

While social media is influencing everyone’s political beliefs:

  • 30% of students in grades 7-12 report that Instagram is the most influential social media platform on their political point of view, followed by TikTok (25%), Facebook (16%), and YouTube (15%)
  • 33% of college students say Facebook is the most influential social media platform on their political point of view, trailed by Instagram (25%), Twitter (17%), and YouTube (12%)
  • The majority of teachers (60%) and parents (80%) point to Facebook as the social media platform with the most influence on their political point of view.

Click here for all of the findings from the study.

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