Â«Two-thirds say theyâ€™ll do it for a yearâ€™s tuition. And for a few, even an iPod touch will do.
Thatâ€™s what NYU students said theyâ€™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 theyâ€™d exchange their vote for an iPod touch.
But 66 percent said theyâ€™d forfeit their vote for a free ride to NYU. And half said theyâ€™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 theyâ€™d give up their vote for the money also said they consider voting â€œvery importantâ€ or â€œsomewhat importantâ€; only 10 percent said it was â€œnot important.â€
Also, 70.5 percent said they believe that one vote can make a difference â€” including 70 percent of the students who said theyâ€™d give up their vote for free tuition.
The class â€” â€œFoundations of Journalism,â€ taught by journalism department chairwoman Brooke Kroeger â€” polled more than 3,000 undergraduates between Oct. 24 and 26 to assess student attitudes toward voting.Â»