LGBTQI+ Members of Generation Z Face Unique Social and Economic Concerns

LGBTQ, Progressive Economics

Data from a nationally representative 2020 survey by the Center for American Progress and NORC at the University of Chicago* reveal that LGBTQI+ youth face high levels of discrimination in school, work, and housing, which leads to large-scale financial struggles and poor mental health.
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COLUMN: New Data Show Young People Are Poised to Be a Decisive Factor in the 2020 Election

Democracy

The impact of Millennials and Gen Z on the outcome of this election hinges on two key factors that data have indicated the country is likely to see: a sizable swing in youth voter choice and a sharp increase in voter turnout. 
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REPORT: A Comprehensive Approach to Engaging Young Voters: The Case for Preregistration, AVR, and Lowering the Voting Age for Local Elections

Democracy

The consistency of voting data among 18- to 24-year-olds suggests that systemic issues, rather than generational issues, are limiting young people’s civic participation. Preregistration, automatic voter registration, and lowering the voting age to 16 for local municipal elections are promising systemic solutions.
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