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YOUNG people are increasingly turned off by politics, according to latest figures from the National Centre for Social Research. More than a third (34 per cent) have no interest at all, a rise of seven percentage points since 1994, and 37 per cent do not identify with any political party. The survey, based on interviews with 3,000 people of all ages, showed that among those interested in politics, parental voting habits have the biggest influence on party allegiance and social class remains a major factor.

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