FAST FACT: The Next Generation of Voters Are Taking their Civic Duty Seriously

By Kyla Bender-Baird

84% of 7th-12th graders say they intend to vote in every election (up from 77% two decades ago), according to a report from the Girl Scouts Research Institute. Good Intentions: The Beliefs and Values of Teens and Tweens Today says that

contrary to media portrayals of a generation lost, youth today are civic minded and responsible to themselves, and even more committed to these values than their predecessors were 20 years ago.

To learn more about how the next generation values diversity, makes responsible choices, and withstand peer pressure, click here to download the report.

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