Youth Opinion Polls

Harvard's Institute of Politics - Research & Publications - Polling

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IOP's 2008 Executive Summary

The 14th Biannual Youth Survey on Politics and Public Service by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
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IOP's 2008 Top Line Data

The Institute of Politics' 2008 Top Line Data is the raw data from its survey of American college students.
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Hamilton College's National Youth Opinion Polls

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Climate Change and Environment Issues Youth Poll

This poll explores the attitudes of nine hundred high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from across the country on climate change and environment issues.
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Complete Report

The Hamilton College Youth Hot Button Issues Poll: Guns, Gays and Abortion

(high school seniors)

Executive Summary
Complete Report

Patriotism Poll (high school seniors)

Hamilton College's 2003 Patriotism Poll gauges the attitudes of high school seniors toward patriotism, military service, and the war in Iraq.
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Gay Issues Poll (high school graduates)

The Gay Issues Poll explores the opinions of high school seniors on issues concerning homosexuality and gay rights.
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Political Attitudes of Young Americans (New Yorkers, ages 18-24)

This poll of New Yorkers from ages 18 to 24 finds that young Americans are more active in politics than generally assumed.
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Guns Poll (high school students)

Hamilton College's 2000 Guns Poll identifies high school students' attitudes toward handgun control and gun safety.
Executive Summary
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Racial Attitudes of Young Americans (18-29 year olds)

Hamilton College and Zogby International's joint 1999 survey assesses the racial attitudes of Americans ages 18 to 29.
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CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Reserach on Civic Learning and Engagement)

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The Youth Vote in the 2008 Primaries and Caucuses

This fact sheet chronicles the increase in the youth vote during the 2008 primaries and caucuses, along with an analysis of the division of votes amongst the candidates.
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Youth Demographics

National youth demographics from 2006 can be found in this fact sheet from CIRCLE.
Fact Sheet

Youth Voting in 2006 Midterm Elections (Ages 18-29)

This fact sheet describes the characteristics of voters ages 18 to 29, including their partisan affiliations and voter turnout rates. The report also predicts youth participation in the 2006 midterm elections based on the youth voter turnout in the 2002 and 1994 midterm elections.
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Pew Research Center

How Young People View Their Lives, Futures and Politics: A Portrait of "Generation Next"

This in depth survey from 2007 of young people examines youth today and their opinions on a wide and comprehensive selection of issues, from voting to tattoos to quality of life.
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Young Voters in 2004 (18-29 year olds)

This Pew Research Center article analyzes youth political involvement in 2004 and finds Americans 18 to 29 are more engaged in politics and demonstrate more volatility in their candidate preference than other age groups do. Pew also concludes that candidate debates and the Internet affect youth voters more so than older voters.
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