Politics

Study: Economy Was Top Issue Among Millennial Voters

More voted for Trump than had said they were going to before the election, survey shows

Many young voters expressed dissatisfaction with both presidential candidates in last year’s presidential election. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A new study conducted after the election shows that the economy mattered most to millennial voters.

The study by the Millennial Impact Report surveyed 350 young voters they had surveyed in different waves throughout the election.

The organization found that millennials had considered education to be the most important topic during the election through each of three waves of surveying.

However, this changed when respondents were surveyed between Nov. 9 and Nov. 14. The survey showed employment and wages were the primary concern for millennial voters.

The study also showed roughly 80 percent of all millennials surveyed said they voted in the election.

In addition, the survey showed that the number of millennial voters who said they voted for Republican candidate Donald Trump nearly doubled postelection compared to those who said they were voting for him before the election.

Most millennials who gave their rationale for voting for Trump said he had the highest possibility of improving the economy since he was a businessman.

Many who did not choose between Trump or Hillary Clinton said it wouldn’t have made a difference due to the Electoral College and because “the lesser of two evils is still evil.”

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