As the 2012 General Election gets underway, one of the questions on everyone’s mind is, “Where is the youth vote in 2012?” Conducted jointly by Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, a new national survey of college-age Millennials (Americans ages 18-24) provides an in-depth portrait of younger Millennials on faith, values, and the 2012 election.
On Thursday, April 19, at 10:30 AM EDT in the Fisher Colloquium of the Hariri Building at Georgetown University, students and leading scholars will discuss the findings of the new survey.
Key findings include a close look at the moral and religious values that animate young adults, and how these values impact their voting preferences and views on a range of issues including religious pluralism, social and economic inequality, immigration, and issues of race and gender. The survey also provides insights into younger Millennials’ outlook on the future and feelings about present-day Christianity, and explores significant shifts between their current religious affiliation and the religious tradition in which they were raised.
The panel discussion is open to media and coverage is welcome. Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available. Media are also invited to a luncheon immediately following the panel with sixteen student leaders convened from around the country to address the survey’s findings. Students will be available for interviews at this time. Their bios and blogs are available on the Berkley Center website.
Release of the Millennial Values Survey, a new comprehensive national survey of Americans ages 18-24 years old
Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO, Public Religion Research Institute
Daniel Cox, research director, Public Religion Research Institute
Dr. Thomas Banchoff, director, Berkley Center, and associate professor of government, Georgetown University
April 19, 2012 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. [MAP]
RSVPs are required.