Fall 2005 Youth Survey

Working with a group of Harvard undergraduates and the staff of the Institute of Politics, Prime Group, a bipartisan, professional polling firm, conducted 1,204 telephone interviews with college undergraduates from October 10-18, 2005.

The objectives of the survey were to track the attitudes of college undergraduates concerning community service and political engagement, to try to understand what college students consider to be political actions, and to examine their trust in major institutions. We also examined student opinions concerning the direction of the country under President Bush as well as the media habits of college students.

The margin of error for this survey is ±2.8 percent at the 95 percent confidence level but is higher for subgroups.

Top Line Data

Executive Summary

Executive summary of the survey results. More