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2013-05-03 12:21:59

Youth unemployment at the highest sustained level since World War II WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for April 2013. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific to 18-29 year olds: The youth unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds for April 2013 is 11.1 percent (NSA). The effective unemployment rate is 16.1 percent, which adjusts for...

2012-11-06 20:23:09

Generation Opportunity GOTV Effort Focuses on Over 4 Million Followers WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity continued its national social media and grassroots Get Out The Vote (GOTV) reminder efforts to its over 4 million young adult followers by encouraging them to GO vote. According to the 2011 Pew Internet and American Life Project, Facebook users are 43% more likely to vote, 2.5 times more likely to attend an event or rally, and 57% more likely...

2012-11-04 20:21:40

Facebook and Text Messages Seen as Most Effective GOTV Reminders WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity today released data specifically on Independent voters from their comprehensive Florida-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 61 percent of Independent Millennials in Florida plan to vote in the presidential election, only 26 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, and 91 percent say key life decisions...

2012-11-04 20:20:21

Facebook and text messages seen as most effective GOTV reminders WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity today released data specifically on Independent voters from their comprehensive Virginia-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 72 percent of Independent Millennials in Virginia plan to vote in the presidential election, only 30 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, and 81 percent say key life...

2012-11-04 04:20:10

Virginia Millennials rank energy dependency among top three national security issues as Presidential Election nears WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity today released additional results from their comprehensive Virginia-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 66% of Virginia Millennials would increase production of domestic American energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal. Only 35% indicated their approval of President Obama's...

2012-11-03 19:20:19

Facebook and Text Messages Seen As Most Effective GOTV Reminders WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity today released data specifically on Independent voters from their comprehensive Ohio-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 72 percent of Independent Millennials in Ohio plan to vote in the presidential election, only 19 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, and 80 percent say key life decisions have...

2012-10-29 07:23:00

Facebook called top GOTV tool as young Mainers 'Pledge to GO Vote' in the nation's newest battleground state WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity, with over 4 million fans on Facebook and direct grassroots engagement with over a quarter million young Americans, today released additional results from their comprehensive Maine-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 74 percent of young Mainers plan to vote in the presidential...

2012-10-29 07:22:51

Facebook, text messages top GOTV tools for young people in New Mexico 'Pledge to GO Vote' WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity, with over 4 million fans on Facebook and direct grassroots engagement with over a quarter million young Americans, today released additional results from their comprehensive New Mexico-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 72 percent of young New Mexicans plan to vote in the presidential election,...

2012-10-29 03:20:26

Facebook, text messages top GOTV tools for young people as Sunshine State Millennials 'Pledge to GO Vote' WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity, with over 4 million fans on Facebook and direct grassroots engagement with over a quarter million young Americans, today released additional results from their comprehensive Florida-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 71 percent of young Floridians plan to vote in the presidential...

2012-10-26 15:21:44

Generation Opportunity poll finds that Facebook and text messages are top GOTV tools as young Virginia adults 'Pledge to GO Vote' NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Generation Opportunity, with over 4 million fans on Facebook and direct grassroots engagement with over a quarter million young Americans, today released additional results from their comprehensive Virginia-specific survey of young adults ages 18-29. The poll found that 78 percent of young Virginians plan...