In the US, Young Voters Are Ready for Change
Just over a year into the Trump presidency, the majority of American youth are frustrated with the state of the country. They’re angry and anxious about the “dysfunctional” political system in the US, and disappointed in Trump’s performance.
In the wake of the February mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that unleashed a surge of nationwide activism, it’s clearer than ever that today’s rising generation of youth won’t stand by idly. They’re channeling their frustration into action.
Leading up to the much-anticipated midterm elections in November 2018, MTV Insights has teamed up with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research to launch a series of polls. These surveys will highlight the voices of the next generation of voters, aged 15 to 34, all of whom will be old enough to vote in the 2020 presidential election. The Youth Political Pulse series tracks their political engagement and explores their views on the US political system and social issues impacting the country.