According to a new tracking poll released by DoSomething.org and TMI Strategy, young Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of Donald Trump and his policies. For all areas where a direct comparison is possible, youth disapproval of Trump exceeds that of the general population. Specifically, American youth disproportionately disagree with Trump’s actions regarding immigration and border security.
Additionally, across a broad set of issues and policy areas, America’s young people are increasingly taking sides. On nearly every issue/policy asked about in the YATP, the percent of young people with no opinion decreased following the election.
The biggest gains in agreement went almost exclusively towards traditionally liberal positions. On topics ranging from climate change, to immigration reform, to the legalization of marijuana, a new consensus is forming among young Americans.
In this report, we’ll take a deep dive into:
- Part One: Young Americans Disapprove of Trump’s Performance, Policies, and Promises
- Part Two: Young Americans’ Voting Patterns Reflect Lack of Enthusiasm for the Candidates
- Part Three: After the Election, Young Americans are Choosing Sides
- Part Four: Science, Emotion, and Identity: Where Party Affiliation Matters to Young Americans
- Part Five: Post Election, Young Americans Stand Up, Speak Out, and Do Something
- Conclusion: Rising Engagement in Politics and Policy Among Young Americans But Questions Remain