I absolutely think that younger generations have less respect for the to vote. The democratic America in which we live, that provides equal rights and opportunities to all citizens has simply been handed to them; they have never had to fight for the right to vote. I think today's youth need to understand that their right to have a say and take part in our government is not a God-given right, but something that was fought for, and should be taken much more seriously.
Younger generations cannot fully fathom and grasp the concept of why voting is so important. People died for that right and the younger generation is willing to put it aside or not see it as very important because they did not personally experience it. They cannot really understand how people before them fought for them to be able to voice their opinion and be noticed.
Younger generations have less respect for the right to vote because they haven't had to fight for it. But, also because there is no constitutional right to vote in federal elections. This was settled by Bush v. Gore in 2000. Young people are clueless about basic civics and what rights actually exist in the constitution.
It fact, it seems like many younger people have more of a respect for the right to vote becasue they are learning how important it is to vote and what is at stake if they do not vote. Young people want their voice to be heard, and they know this is one way.