Sławomir Mentzen associates the closure of schools with an increase in left-wing sympathies among young people – Confederation

“PiS is breeding a generation of illiterate left voters. We will feel the effects for decades, ”said Sławomir Mentzen, vice president of the KORWiN party, a Confederation politician.

In this way, Mentzen referred to the CBOS poll, according to which, for the first time in over 20 years, a greater percentage of young people aged 18-24 declare left-wing views than right-wing views. “From the moment that this dark gang closed schools, support for the left among young people began to grow,” wrote a Confederation politician on Twitter, adding that “PiS is breeding a generation of illiterate left voters.”

Mentzenen’s entry sparked extensive discussion on Twitter. She wrote back to him, among others Anna Maria Żukowska from the Left. “The Polish school teaches how to think independently and how to formulate one’s own judgments. It educates you to be a passive cog, teaches mnemonics. That is why it is so difficult for us to catch up with wealthier countries – we are not innovative, ”she said.

The political views chart of young people aged 18-24 illustrates the changes since 1990. At that time, in the period 1990-1991, the percentage of young people declaring left-wing views fell sharply by almost half – from 29 to 14 points. percent In the following years, the “leftist” attitude of the youth decreased, peaks around 24-25 points. percent gaining in the years 1994-1995 and 2000-2001. Since then, it has mainly dropped, staying around 10-15 points. percent

A slight increase was observed in 2017. Violent took place in the period 2019-2020 – left-wing sympathies are now declared by 30 percent. of the surveyed youth, which means almost a double increase.

CBOS emphasized that this is the highest level in the history of the research, but also, for the first time in 20 years, a greater percentage expresses sympathy for the left wing than for the right (27%). This happened for the first time in 1999-2000, when support for the left rose to 25 points. percentage points, and to the right it fell to 20 points. percent

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