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New survey offers revealing look at views of young Americans

, by Lauren Easton

Days before the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the first-of-its-kind GenForward survey reveals how young people feel about top political issues and the two presumptive presidential nominees.

The survey of Americans under 30, by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, provides valuable insight in the context of the presidential race and reaches enough young people of color that the opinion of young black, Hispanic, Asian and white Americans can be measured with statistical significance.

Here are the stories generated to date from the GenForward findings:

The survey prompted TV interviews on MSNBC and the Fox News Channel with AP White House correspondent Julie Pace and a Facebook Live discussion between @AP_Politics Manager Jesse Holland and News Survey Specialist Emily Swanson.

Information on how the survey of young Americans was conducted can be found here.

The Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago examines the attitudes, resources and culture of the young, urban black millennial. AP and NORC together launched the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research five years ago