Millennials Ask Obama To Think Of Young Adults As Inauguration Looms
Generation Opportunity: Millennials look to Washington, President Obama for results after four years of economic devastation
WASHINGTON , Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama will soon take the oath of office for the second time at the 57th Presidential Inauguration . As Mr. Obama puts the final touches on his Inaugural Address and prepares to lay out a vision for the next four years, Generation Opportunity – the nation's leading organization advocating for 18-29 year olds – is reminding both the President and America's elected leaders that the concerns of young people are central to both the current and future health and prosperity of the nation.
- Only 29% of 18-29 year olds say that the economic policies coming out of Washington are helping them.
- 76% of 18-29 year olds believe that the lack of job opportunities is shrinking the American middle class.
- 55% are not confident that America will still be a global leader in five years if the USA continues along the same path as the last few years.
- Only 36% of Millennials agree with the statement "generally speaking, things in the United States are heading in the right direction.
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