Over half of young Americans worry about country’s future

A national poll of America’s 18-to 29-year-olds conducted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, located at the Kennedy School of Government, found that 67 percent of young Americans are worried about the future of their country.

The survey also shows that about 54 percent of respondents think things in the US are “on the wrong track”. Over half consider themselves to be neither politically engaged nor politically active.

Another poll of 15- to 24-year-old Americans has found that the young Americans are not interested in politics, nor do they like public protests. About 55 percent of them think negatively of public protests, with words such as “counterproductive” and “violent” being used to describe them.

Dan Cox, US Public Religion Research Institute’s research director, said recent protests in the US garnered a lot of media attention, but this hasn’t really led to young people adopting positive attitudes towards them.