A new report from ACT, The Next Generation of Voters: A Sample of Student Attitudes After the 2016 Presidential Election, aims to better understand the concerns of our next generation of voters. ACT administered a short survey to a sample of students who took the ACT test in December, asking them about their level of engagement with and their concerns after the 2016 election. Some findings from the report:
- Most students (67%) reported following the news coverage very or fairly closely.
- The most popular news source (72%) was social media.
- Students reported feeling more concerned about a number of topics including race relations (72%) and college affordability (62%).
- The findings of the survey underscore the importance not only of engaging students in conversations about their concerns, but also of helping them identify and analyze news sources.
Direct to Full Text Report (4 pages; PDF)