YOUTH 2020 - The position of young people in Slovenia

190 the other hand, there are xenophobia, discrimination, Islamophobia, “moral panic”, mistrust, and the associated polarization of society. In the Mladina 2020 survey, in addition to readiness for or actual participa- tion in violent protests and extremist groups (see the graphon the repertoire of youthparticipation), we also looked at extremist and radicalist tendencies among young people. The most extremist claim, coinciding with the views of right-wing violent extremism (see Botticher, 2017), that violence is the only way to introduce social change, was categorically rejected by respond- ents for the most part (49.5%). It should also be pointed out that this state- ment was approved by less than 5%of respondents. Similarly, but to a some- what lesser extent, they were reluctant to the somewhat less explicit claim that violence is the path to a better world, which is still very close to right- wing violent extremism (ibid.). Until the claim that supporting groups that use violence to improve theworld is acceptable, a good 40%were absolutely negative, and at least a partial degree of agreement with this statement was perceived in a good tenth of respondents. The occasional use of violence to protect their values ​and personal and religious beliefs, which still encroach- es on the field of (right-wing) violent extremism, is categorically rejected by just under a third of respondents, with at least some showing approval of this claim. already about a fifth of respondents. The highest level of approval for the use of violence, however, is reflected in the claimthat violence, which is closest to the notion of left-wing (violent) radicalism, can exceptionally be used to combat things that areunjust. This is somehowalso the softest in the use of violence and he also understands violence as an extraordinarymeans, which is otherwise unacceptable (right there). Just under 30% of respond- ents absolutely reject this view, while, on the other hand, aquarter already at least partially approve of such away of radical action. Based on the above, we could conclude that there a belief about the legit- imacy of the use of violence is present among young people, which for the time being is mostly justified by higher, more just goals. Nevertheless, it should be noted that a negative political climate permeated by mistrust, lack of interest in politics, young people’s low political efficac, and unac- ceptable styles among politicians can lead to the further poisoning of pol- itics for young people and the activation of their extremist tendencies.