The Perception and Discourse of Brazilian Youth on the Ecological Parties

Antonio Teixeira de Barros Isabele Batista Mitozo About the authors


This article aims to analyze the perception of Brazilian youth on the green parties, as well as the profile of their young voters in Brazil. Therefore, the researchers conducted a questionnaire with 710 informants. The analysis was based on the theoretical contributions from political-environmental sociology and from the sociology of youth. Amongst the results from the cross-checking of variables, we could find that knowing the party and its proposals, being in a more advanced age group, having a higher level of schooling and higher family income are positively associated with the youth vote in the ecological parties. Furthermore, social attachments keep relevant to the social construction of the political reputation of the green parties, since young people get to know these institutions proposals (especially PV and REDE) through their friends.

sociology of youth; sociology of the environment; environmental policies; green parties; Brazil

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