For ‘Millennials,’ a Tide of Cynicism and a Partisan Gap

… “If you are 24 years old, all you know is petty partisan politics while big issues aren’t getting addressed, while the economy is still struggling,” said Trey Grayson, director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, which on Tuesday will release the results of the latest in a series of polls documenting millennials’ attitudes toward government. “So you wonder whether the governing institutions of your country are up to the task.”

The Harvard survey, of more than 3,100 voters under 30, found that faith in most major institutions — with the notable exception of the military — has declined over the past several years. [cont.]

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times