Harvard Study: Most Young Voters Are Dissatisfied With State Of The U.S.

Students at Tufts University.Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new poll from the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics finds that most young voters were dissatisfied with the state of the country.

When asked by researchers if things are going well in the U.S., nine out of 10 young voters between the ages of 18 and 29 said that they don’t think so.

WBZ's James Rojas spoke to students on the Tufts University campus in Medford along with some other young people in the area too.

“I think we both agree that it’s going in the wrong direction, yeah. I think that the political climate in the country right now and how extreme it is [along with] the economy right now is like a dumpster fire right now,” said 27-year-olds Laura and Marianne.  

Only 9 percent of those asked in the study think the country is on the right track. However, people like 20-year-old Sydney have a more optimistic view on the state of things in the U.S. and envision a brighter future.  

“I mean I think it’s all relative...every country has their struggles, so I tend to lean on the side of gratitude and just think about what we got and try to stay fortunate,” Sydney said.  

The results of the poll also revealed that the economy is the number one source of concern for young voters.  

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasMMJ) reports. 

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