NEW MEXICO'S YOUNG ADULTS - ON THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY
-- Only 32% of New Mexico Millennials agree with the statement "generally speaking, things in the United States are heading in the right direction." -- 52% 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.
NEW MEXICO'S YOUNG ADULTS - ON ELECTED OFFICIALS AND NATIONAL PRIORITIES - STUDENT LOANS, ENERGY, HEALTHCARE-- 64% of New Mexico Millennials believe the availability of more quality, full-time jobs upon graduation is more important than lower student loan interest rates. -- 60% say the availability of more quality, full-time jobs with health insurance plans is more important than the ability to stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they are 26. -- 66% would increase production of domestic American energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal if given the opportunity to set America's fiscal priorities. -- 75% would decrease federal spending if given the opportunity to set America's fiscal priorities. -- 73% prefer reducing federal spending over raising taxes on individuals to balance the budget.
NEW MEXICO'S YOUNG ADULTS - THE IMPACT OF THE ECONOMY ON FUTURE DREAMS AND CAREERS-- 68% of New Mexico Millennials believe that the lack of job opportunities is shrinking the American middle class. -- Only 27% say that the economic policies coming out of Washington are helping them. -- 81% had planned to but now might delay or not make at all a major life change or move forward on a major purchase due to the current state of the economy (Accepted multiple responses) (Randomized): -- 33% - Buy their own place; -- 31% - Go back to school/getting more education or training; -- 26% - Save for retirement; -- 25% - Start a family; -- 22% - Pay off student loans or other debt; -- 22% - Change jobs/cities; -- 19% - Get married; -- 16% - None of the above (accepted only this response); -- 3% - Do not know/cannot judge (accepted only this response).
STATEMENT BY PAUL T. CONWAY, PRESIDENT OF GENERATION OPPORTUNITY
"The key concern among young adults in New Mexico mirrors that of their counterparts across the country - the creation of more meaningful, full-time jobs in career paths of their choice which allow them to fully use their skills and education. Young people in New Mexico are very concerned for their friends and families and know America must change the current economic status quo. They understand that periods of unemployment, a series of meaningless part-time jobs, and full-time jobs outside their areas of training will never help them achieve their career goals and dreams," said Paul T. Conway, President of Generation Opportunity and former Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Labor under Secretary Elaine L. Chao. "Over the course of the next week, throughout New Mexico, young adults will be using their social networks to encourage their friends and families to vote for a change and for candidates whose policies will create more opportunity while putting America back on the right track."
For Generation Opportunity, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, conducted a statewide online survey of 401 New Mexico adults ages 18-29 between July 27 - August 13, 2012. Randomly selected online opt-in panel participants were sent an invitation to the survey via email, which included a secure link to the online questionnaire. Quotas were used to ensure the survey was representative of the larger 18-29 year old statewide population with regard to race, region, and gender. The data were NOT weighted. The overall sampling margin of error for the survey is +/-4.4% at a 95% confidence interval, meaning that the data obtained would not differ more than 4.4 percentage points in 95 out of 100 similar samples obtained.
ABOUT GENERATION OPPORTUNITY
Generation Opportunity is the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States engaging and mobilizing young Americans (ages 18-29) on important economic issues facing the nation. Since its launch in June of 2011, Generation Opportunity has operated on a combined strategy of advanced social media tactics and field tactics to reach young Americans across the country.
Generation Opportunity is actively organizing young adults across America through grassroots tactics, voter registration, and voter turnout efforts in states like Ohio, Virginia, Maine, North Carolina and Florida, engaging over a quarter million young adults. The organization's social media platforms have amassed a total fan base of more than 4 million. Facebook pages post links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.
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