What is your price?

From Politico (via)

«Two-thirds say they’ll do it for a year’s tuition. And for a few, even an iPod touch will do.

That’s what NYU students said they’d take in exchange for their right to vote in the next presidential election, a recent survey by an NYU journalism class found.

Only 20 percent said they’d exchange their vote for an iPod touch.

But 66 percent said they’d forfeit their vote for a free ride to NYU. And half said they’d give up the right to vote forever for $1 million.

But they also overwhelmingly lauded the importance of voting.

Ninety percent of the students who said they’d give up their vote for the money also said they consider voting “very important” or “somewhat important”; only 10 percent said it was “not important.”

Also, 70.5 percent said they believe that one vote can make a difference — including 70 percent of the students who said they’d give up their vote for free tuition.

The class — “Foundations of Journalism,” taught by journalism department chairwoman Brooke Kroeger — polled more than 3,000 undergraduates between Oct. 24 and 26 to assess student attitudes toward voting.»





2 responses to “What is your price?”

  1. Andreas Karsten Avatar

    Some more info by the New York University’s Student Newspaper on why half of the NYU students polled for this survey said that they’d give up their right to vote forever for $1 million.

  2. Yael Ohana Avatar

    But, according to the 2007 Eurobarometer study on youth conducted in all member states of the EU, the majority of young people in the European Union are either interested or very interested in politics and current affairs at local, regional, national and EU level.

    Find out more via the website of the European Commission (link to a pdf-document):
    «Looking Behind the Figures – Main Results of the Eurobarometer 2007 Survey on Youth»