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‘Millennials’ cynical about politics

Harvard poll finds low interest in midterm elections

A new poll of 18- to 29-year-olds found members of the millennial generation are cynical about the political process, increasingly distrustful of the institutions of American government, concerned about economic inequality in the United States, and exhibit low interest in voting in the midterm elections.

More than half of respondents in the survey, released Tuesday morning by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said they think elected officials don’t share their priorities, and almost two-thirds said elected officials seem motivated by selfish reasons. Less than a quarter of the millennials polled said they will definitely be voting in November.

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