Majority of millennials of all racial and ethnic groups believe US is on the wrong track
More than half of millennials age 18 to 29 voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016
President Donald Trump lost the millennial vote during the the 2016 presidential campaign, but a new survey finds that Congress is no more popular than the President among young adults.
Two-thirds of black millennials disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job, as do 58% of both Asian and Latino millennials. Only 18% of white millennials approve of Congress’ performance.
GenForward is the first-ever political, social and economic survey of ethnically diverse young adults. The survey of the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research aims to highlight how race and ethnicity shape the opinions of millennials, the country’s largest and most diverse generation.
Most Asian Americans – 70% – disapprove of the President as do the majorities of African Americans at 78% and Latinos at 71%. Disapproval ratings for Trump among white millennials are lower at 47%, but still higher than approval ratings at 34%.
Multiple recent polls show that Trump has the lowest approval ratings as a whole in recent history of modern presidents.
More than half – 55% – of millennials age 18 to 29 voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election according to CNN exit polls.
The majority of millennials of all racial and ethnic groups – 64% of African Americans, 63% of Asian Americans, 67% of Latinos and 54% of whites – believe the country is on the wrong track.
This survey included results from 1,853 millennials identifying as African American, Asian American, Latino, white and from other racial and ethnic backgrounds.