Word of the Day: apathetic

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Word of the Day: apathetic

The word apathetic has appeared in 41 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 29 in “Today’s Teenagers: Anxious About Their Futures and Disillusioned by Politicians” by Claire Cain Miller:

It’s not that soon-to-be voters are apathetic about public policy — this generation tends to be passionate about issues including climate change, abortion and the war in the Middle East, pollsters said.

But in the Common Sense Media survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents 12 to 17 said politicians and elected officials did not reflect the needs and experiences of young people. Boys and white respondents were slightly more likely to say so. Only 7 percent of teenagers said politicians represented young people very well.

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