Harvard Youth Poll

A national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds released by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School indicates that a majority of young Americans believe that our democracy is “in trouble” or “failing.”

This poll is a part of the Harvard Public Opinion Project, an initiative that provides data about young people’s political opinions, voting trends, and views on public service.

This poll is crucial in understanding how young people see their role in society and gives insight into how to support their civic development and civic learning.

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