According to the Population and Housing Census of 2010, conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC for its Spanish acronym), 58% of citizens who will vote on February 17, 2013 is young, with ages ranging between 16 and 39.
The sample consisted of 11.5 million voters, which were analyzed based on variables such as age, internet access, education level and occupation.
Through the exercise, it was found that “only 15% of citizens have Internet access, ie, social networks does not look as a decisive tool at the time of transmitting messages. Moreover, traditional media like radio, have a 60% penetration, “says political consultant, Oswaldo Moreno.
The study also shows that only a minority have formal education. Specifically, 8% of youth has a high school degree, 10% have a college degree and only 1% have a fourth level degree. The rest have basic education.
As for the workplace, 11% are public employees, 33% are private and 56% have some other occupation.