New IOP Poll shows increased fears among young voters, and examines their attitudes on race, the future, politics and issues of national concern


  • Do young voters fear the future? And what do they see as our greatest threats?
  • Was the Virginia election a preview of the 2018 mid-terms? We're tracking motivations and preferences of young Democrats and Republicans.
  • Concern about race relations is on the rise. How do 18-29-year-olds rate President Trump on the issue? And which racial and ethnic groups feel most affected?

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- On Tuesday, December 5 at 10 A.M. the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School will host a conference call for reporters to discuss results of the Institute's 34th national poll examining the attitudes and concerns of America's 18-29 year-olds Millennial Generation.

The IOP's new poll results provide in-depth data on young adults' perspective on America's future and also provide fresh data on what they think about:

  • Speech on campus
  • Regulation of social media platforms
  • Gun control
  • The national anthem in sports
  • Affirmative action
  • Climate change
  • Single payer health care

The IOP has been conducting regular polling of America's young adults for seventeen years, examining their political views and highlighting key trends and issues.

The call-in number for media members is: 866-889-3913 PASSWORD: YOUTH

WHAT: Media Conference Call – new national poll on political views of America's 18-29 year-olds

WHO: John Della Volpe, Polling Director,
Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard students involved with the poll

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 10:00 A.M.

Members of the media who wish to participate in the call can RSVP by contacting IOP Communications Director Chazy Dowaliby, chazy_dowaliby@hks.harvard.edu, (857) 526-1107

The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy. The IOP's mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. More information is available online at http://www.iop.harvard.edu.

Media Contact: Chazy Dowaliby, chazy_dowaliby@hks.harvard.edu, (857) 526-1107

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Nov. 30, 2017/

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SOURCE The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School