On Tuesday, December 5, the Institute of Politics' Havard Public Opinion Project (HPOP) released its 34th poll of young Americans' opinions on politics and public service. The program's undergraduate students worked with Director of Polling John Della Volpe throughout the fall semester to design and interpret the national poll of 18- to 29-year-old Americans. Students took a break from reading period to lead a conference call announcing the poll results with members of the national media.
Polling Director John Della Volpe also joined MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on December 6 to discuss the latest poll results. Fall 2017 Visiting Fellows and "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spoke with John about millennial support of political parties, why young service members are more likely to run for office, and what to expect from young people in the midterm elections. Watch the full conversation in the video player below.
The poll was also covered in a wide range of national media, including:
"By a margin of 2-to-1, 67 percent of young Americans express more fear than hope about America's future. I remember just a couple of years ago when I would conduct focus groups and town meetings, I would ask young Americans what is the one thing that connects all of us, and I would hear opportunity. Today, I ask the same question, I hear fear and anxiety." - Della Volpe