WASHINGTON — With only a month to go until the 2012 presidential election, a new survey scheduled for release on Thursday, October 4, at 10:30 a.m. EDT at Georgetown University finds that support among younger Millennials (age 18-25) for President Barack Obama has increased significantly since the first wave of the survey in March 2012. The survey also finds substantial racial and ethnic divides in voter engagement profiles and preferences among these younger Millennials.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Washington Post reporter, and author Laura Sessions Stepp and Rice University sophomore Hira Baig will join Daniel Cox, Public Religion Research Institute research director, and moderator Dr. Thomas Banchoff, director of Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, to discuss the survey’s key findings. Topics will include how different younger Millennials think Obama and Mitt Romney’s religious beliefs are from their own, and younger Millennials’ considerable disillusionment with government. The new survey is the second piece of a two-wave study of younger Millennials this year by Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
Digging deeper into the findings from March, the new PRRI and Berkley Center survey also delves into issues of race and views of affirmative action programs, as well as factors influencing voter engagement and important issues in the 2012 election, such as Social Security, health care, and taxes.
The panel discussion is open to media, and coverage is welcome. Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available. RSVP is required. Please RSVP online: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/national-millennial-values-survey-release
Release of the Millennial Values and Voter Engagement Survey, a new comprehensive national survey of Americans ages 18-25 years old
Daniel Cox, research director, Public Religion Research Institute
Laura Sessions Stepp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Washington Post reporter, and author
Hira Baig, sophomore, Rice University
Thomas Banchoff, director, Berkley Center, and professor of government, Georgetown University (moderator)
Thursday, October 4, 2012 – 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. [MAP]
RSVPs are required. Please RSVP online: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/events/national-millennial-values-survey-release
Public Religion Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization specializing in research at the intersection of religion, values, and public life.
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life.