Teenagers reveal what they really think of Donald Trump

Source: Raw Story - View Original Article
Published: May 05, 2020
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90% Liberal


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Policies:

Abortion
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Coal Mining
Socialized Healthcare
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Sentiments

98% "Teenagers in the United States are informed about their political world and capable of effectively evaluating political leaders, including President Donald Trump.""
95% "A 15-year-old Latina, for instance, noted: I am very scared [Trump] will harm my family.""
91% "Many of them justified their opinions by mentioning Trump's policies on social and political issues such as economic policy, abortion and relationships with foreign ..."
90% "Without his job we would have a hard time buying medicines and taking care of everyone in my family.""
89% "Donald Trump is our president because my dad works for a power company, and that is how we made the majority of our money.""
85% "As this response shows, teenagers are more politically informed and opinionated than is usually assumed.""
84% "I feel that [Trump] will bring more jobs to the economy since he is a businessman, said a 17-year-old Latina.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

98% : Teenagers in the United States are informed about their political world and capable of effectively evaluating political leaders, including President Donald Trump.
95% : A 15-year-old Latina, for instance, noted: "I am very scared [Trump] will harm my family.
91% : Many of them justified their opinions by mentioning Trump's policies on social and political issues such as economic policy, abortion and relationships with foreign countries.
90% : On the other hand, youth who disapproved of Trump pointed to his lack of political experience.
90% : Without his job we would have a hard time buying medicines and taking care of everyone in my family."
89% : Donald Trump is our president because my dad works for a power company, and that is how we made the majority of our money.
85% : Political beliefs varied greatly among adolescents, with many teens expressing strong approval or disapproval of the president in a way that echoed the range of views we see among adult voters.
85% : As this response shows, teenagers are more politically informed and opinionated than is usually assumed.
84% : I think we should be more aware of who and what kind of people we are allowing into our country, to keep everyone safe."
84% : "I feel that [Trump] will bring more jobs to the economy since he is a businessman," said a 17-year-old Latina.
84% : He also is in support of 'defending the Second Amendment,' which I also believe in.
84% : However, I also understand that gun violence is rampant in the United States and needs to be regulated more heavily."
81% : One final theme present in our study highlights issues that will weigh on younger voters in the 2020 election and beyond.
80% : Our study also helps counter the notion that adolescents are not directly affected by political activity, that they have "no skin in the game."
78% : Adolescents with more conservative parents were more likely to approve of Trump, while youth from more liberal homes more strongly disapproved of the president.
76% : Ask most adults to describe the political abilities of the typical American adolescent and you may hear words like "apathetic," "uninformed" and "immature."
76% : This should encourage parents and teachers to engage teens in political discussion and anticipate that they will be able to effectively share informed views.
74% : The teenagers came from Southern California near Los Angeles, suburban Minnesota and rural West Virginia.
74% : going as far to make fun of a disabled man in front of national television."
72% : Many youth wrote sophisticated responses that counter stereotypes of adolescents as indifferent to their political world.
72% : A large percentage of teens mentioned immigration, pointing to specific Trump statements or policy proposals, like the construction of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
71% : Many of them mentioned Trump's business portfolio or his extensive Twitter use as a communication tool.
70% : A 17-year-old African American female said: "I give [Trump] some credit because he is against abortion and gay marriage."
69% : Teens had a lot to say about Trump.
69% : Teenagers also demonstrated knowledge of the president's leadership style and background.
69% : This is how one 14-year-old white female put it: "I am happy
66% : A 15-year-old white female had this to say about Trump's border policies: "I just don't understand how that would make us great again.
65% : Both youth who approved of Trump and those who did not provided thoughtful reasons for their views of the president.
65% : Another theme was knowledge.
63% : Several key themes emerged from the responses.
63% : An 18-year-old female, for example, expressed her approval of Trump's immigration policies: "Regarding issues with immigrants and stuff, I am not completely against it.
63% : White youth generally held more favorable views of Trump, while females and black and Latino youth tended to reject him.
62% : My parents are not from this country, but they do the best they can to be here with us and have us live the American dream.
60% : Additionally, our findings may be interesting to several U.S. districts mulling whether to lower the voting age from 18 to 16.
59% : Because America is made up of immigrants, so it wouldn't be America if he didn't allow immigrants."
59% : Overwhelming majorities of adolescents in Southern California (85%) and Minnesota (84%) disapproved of Trump, but a majority of youth in West Virginia held positive views (66%).
59% : Many teen Trump skeptics from Southern California noted how his proposed immigration policies could threaten their families or neighborhoods.
56% : Yes, younger generations lean more liberal on some social and political issues compared to older generations.
54% : Teens supported their views by pointing to specific policies or statements by the president.
50% : But our study indicates that it's inaccurate to generalize about teens' political inclinations, because they hold a full range of views.
45% : A large percentage of responses were framed around issues of racism, sexism and homophobia.
44% : They were diverse - 43% identified as Latino, 34% as white, 13% as African American and 6% as Asian American - and lived in communities that support and oppose Trump.
44% : Over half of the youth who dismiss Trump viewed his policies as potentially biased or loaded with discriminatory rhetoric, which is consistent with data indicating that younger generations are more attuned to issues of equity.
40% : But a study I conducted in 2017 with Laura-Wray Lake of UCLA, Amy Syvertsen of the Search Institute and two of my graduate students, Lauren Alvis and Katelyn Romm, indicates that high school students are much more knowledgeable - and have stronger feelings - about their political world than they are usually given credit for.
40% : At very least, this study may help to counter concerns that youth don't care or will arrive at polls uninformed.
35% : He also is not going to be a gun control freak.
32% : By contrast, a 15-year-old white female from Minnesota wrote: "President Trump is a climate change denier.
31% : This statement runs counter to stereotypes that adults tend to hold about teens.
30% : The responses we gathered help counter another stereotype about American adolescents: that they are overwhelmingly liberal and likely to vote for Democratic candidates.
29% : For example, an 18-year-old white male from West Virginia said, "[Trump] is misogynistic and sexually offensive as audio clips of Donald Trump would prove more than once ...
25% : One was enthusiasm.
22% : Teen views of Trump, like those of adults, were strongly related to where they live.
17% : Adolescents in rural West Virginia underlined how Trump's energy policies could directly affect family members employed by power plants or coal mines.
17% : These concerns were not limited to any one group of teens.
15% : We asked more than 1,400 high school students in grades 9 to 12 to evaluate President Trump and provide reasons for their approval or disapproval of the president.
13% : "Trump is going to do many things such as lower taxes, repeal Obamacare and try to institute the travel ban," wrote an 18-year-old white male.

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