Do Americans support free speech on college campuses? Absolutely. Except sometimes.

Over the past several years, many campus speeches have been objected to, shouted down, or even disrupted by violence. Often the speeches were by deliberate provocateurs, but some were by policymakers or accomplished scholars. As a result, countless op-eds, events, and even congressional hearings have debated whether college campuses welcome […] Read more »

GenForward Poll on Race: Most Millennials of Color Say Trump is Racist; Whites Split

… The most racially and ethnically diverse generation in American history believes racism is a major problem in the U.S. and getting worse. Simultaneously, nearly one third of whites (32%) say racism exists but is not a major problem. Nearly half (48%) of white Millennials believe discrimination against them is […] Read more »

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 »