Two-thirds of 18 to 25-year-olds polled by the youth news platform Shout Out UK believed “filibustering” was a slang term to describe a sex act.
Filibustering is, in fact, when a politician speaks for an extended period so as to waste time and obstruct progress in a parliamentary debate.
More than half of those polled thought the Speaker was a villain in a game – and only 23% of people correctly answered that they chair debates in Parliament.
Matteo Bergamini, founder of Shout Out UK, said: “We commissioned the survey just to get an idea of what people’s knowledge is on political terms – we didn’t expect to get such funny results.
“Although it is funny that most young people think filibustering is a slang sex term, I think it reveals a deeper problem that most 18 to 25-year-olds aren’t engaged or educated in politics enough.”
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