Democratic Momentum: Minnesota college students emphasize economic importance to Gen Z

Generation Z and Millennial Voters Prioritize Cost of Living and Inflation in 2024 Presidential Election: Insights from a Conversation with Two Young Politically Engaged Individuals”.

As the 2024 presidential election draws near, the cost of living and inflation have emerged as major concerns for voters across all age groups. According to a recent survey conducted by Tufts University, young voters aged 18-34 are particularly troubled by these economic issues, including members of Generation Z and some millennials. As the campaigns heat up, it is crucial to understand how young voters are tackling these challenges.

To shed light on this issue, MPR News recently hosted a conversation with two Gen Z voters, Will Pierce and Cory Hallada, who represent different ends of the political spectrum. Pierce, a junior studying political science at Macalester College in St. Paul, and Hallada, a junior studying political science and economics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, shared their insights on how the economy is shaping their voting decisions this election season.

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To hear the full conversation and gain more insights from these young voters, tune in to the Minnesota Now podcast on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Stay informed and engaged with MPR News for up-to-date information on the 2024 presidential election and other critical issues affecting our society.

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