The Harvard Public Opinion Project (HPOP) brings to life the nation’s largest poll on the political opinions and civic attitudes of young Americans aged 18-to-29. For over two decades, HPOP has illuminated the nation’s most comprehensive understanding of the political beliefs, voting trends, and attitudes held by our nation’s youth. The initiative is spearheaded by undergraduate students who brainstorm and write poll questions, evaluate survey data, and share crucial findings with stakeholders ranging from national media outlets to the White House.
Beyond the biannual Harvard Youth Poll, HPOP also engages in qualitative research and analysis, from publishing op-eds articulating insights on our fellow youth to conducting focus groups with diverse participants from around the globe. Throughout the semester, HPOP explores a spectrum of political views among youth and strives to spotlight their stories, struggles, and hopes. Ultimately, HPOP offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to amplify the voices of young people by showcasing the story of our generation to the world.