Young Americans are more hopeful about national politics
The results of the latest Harvard Youth Poll by the Institute of Politics (IOP) show young Americans—especially those of color—are beginning to feel more hopeful about the country. The national survey of 18-to-29-year-olds found they are more politically engaged, approve of the job President Biden is doing, favor progressive policies, and have faith in their fellow Americans. The poll, which was conducted in March, asked over 2,500 young Americans their views on the Biden administration’s first 100 days, the future of the Republican Party, mental health, and the impacts of social media. “As millennials and Gen Z become the largest voting bloc, their values and participation provide hope for the future and also a sense of urgency that our country must address the pressing issues that concern them,” said Mark Gearan, the director of the IOP.