Most young Americans favor reforms, a nationwide survey suggests
A new national poll from the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Public Opinion unveiled that many young Americans advocate for reforms in various areas of government.
In the poll, when asked if the U.S. Supreme Court should be increased, the majority of supporters were millennials, proposing a change from nine to 13 justices. A majority of Gen Z participants also favored such action for expansion.
When it came to term limits for justices on the Supreme Court, many young Americans say lifetime appointments should be abolished and replaced with limitations. A majority of Gen Z respondents also backed this notion.
Furthermore, most millennial respondents advocate for eliminating the Electoral College, and in turn, only utilize the national popular vote to determine which presidential candidate should be elected to federal office. Close to half of Gen Z respondents back this consideration too.
Researchers also covered a range of other topics such as trust in government, student loan debt, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The poll was conducted between October 5th through the 12 and consisted of young adults, between the ages of 18 and 39.