College Professors Aren’t Killing Religion

In a speech last week at an Alabama university, Donald Trump Jr. alternately mocked and ridiculed the culture of college campuses that teach students to “hate their religion” and “hate their country” — places where the moral teachings of the Bible are held up as “hate speech.” Trump Jr.’s impassioned […] Read more »

This is what millennials think about the NFL protests

Last week, polling data suggested that most Americans think athletes shouldn’t protest during the national anthem. That average, of course, masks tremendous variation in attitudes. And our data, from the GenForward Survey, show that a far larger share of young people — 54 percent — support athletes protesting police brutality […] Read more »

Does the Republican Party really have a young person problem?

Before the 2016 presidential election, many people thought Hillary Clinton’s victory was assured, in part because of the Republican Party’s “young person problem.” One reason people say this problem exists is because young adults are more racially and ethnically diverse than older adults. Another is that white young adults were […] Read more »

Focus Group Reveals Democrats ‘Have a Lot of Work to Do’ With Black Millennials

“Angry,” “exasperated,” “worried,” “stressed” and “scared” were the responses from back-to-back focus groups here of a combined 20 African-American millennials, who were asked to describe how they feel about American politics. These young voters from a key 2016 battleground state also expressed deep pessimism about the political process and their […] Read more »

Millennial Poll: Democrats Can’t Take Their Vote for Granted

Millennials overwhelmingly disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job and they don’t have a favorable view of the Republican Party. But Democrats shouldn’t celebrate just yet, according to results from the first NBC News/GenForward Survey. A majority of millennials, 64 percent, disapprove of Trump’s job performance, […] Read more »

Surveys are hard work

John Villasenor’s study on free speech attitudes among college students has received some attention. In one of the questions he asked, only 47% of students favored, “an open learning environment where students are exposed to all types of speech and viewpoints, even if it means allowing speech that is offensive […] Read more »

The Power of Voice: A new era of cause activation & social issue adoption

We are witnessing the rise of what may become the most vocal generation in nearly half a century. Each year since 2009, Achieve has studied millennials’ actions and behaviors related to causes. Each Millennial Impact Report adds to a body of knowledge about the generation born 1980-2000 that’s recognized by […] Read more »

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey

… To explore the critical issue of the First Amendment on college campuses, during the second half of August I conducted a national survey of 1,500 current undergraduate students at U.S. four-year colleges and universities. The survey population was geographically diverse, with respondents from 49 states and the District of […] Read more »

Among White Americans, Limits to Empathy for Poverty-Related Issues Run Along Class Lines

A survey released today by PRRI finds that white Americans’ support for policies to address poverty is limited in different ways by education level—by perceived social distance to racial minorities among non-college-educated whites and by lower commitments to equal opportunity among college-educated whites. The survey was conducted by PRRI, a […] Read more »

How Much Can the Youth Vote Actually Help Democrats?

Young Americans have been moving left and leaving the G.O.P. in recent years, but a successful Democratic coalition built on the backs of liberal youth is far from a sure thing, especially in the short term. The party’s problem is straightforward: getting them to actually go to the polls. Politicians […] Read more »