The article is dedicated to the main principles of youth civic education as a response to the ideological and political challenges of the post-truth era and its propaganda. The authors argue that the effective mechanism of overcoming the negative phenomena of post-truth and building civic responsibility and democratic culture is based on cultural values. The present article analyzes the values that are strengthening the community. When considering the importance of values for the development of communities, we should focus on cultural values that form the foundation of community existence. The values can expand the possibilities of our actions, and they also give an idea of what we should strive for. For Ukraine, it is essential to form the worldview foundations of youth based on these values. This is due to the development of democratic culture, politics, and party system in modern Ukraine. Investigating new opportunities for youth civic education, the authors intend to demonstrate that cultural values play an essential role in the development of political culture and public activism of Ukrainian communities and in overcoming negative social phenomena generated by the post-truth era. Therefore, a question arises: what values is the civic education of young people built? What values can resist the negative phenomenon of post-truth? Based on the World Values Survey results, the authors will outline the main value orientations of Ukrainian youth and determine the principles of civic education formation based on this.
Keywords: political culture, youth education, civic education, democratic values