Election years are learning opportunities, offering months of insights into the nation’s preferences, pain points, passions, and values. The 2016 presidential election proved to be a more challenging and divisive learning experience than in years past – and, perhaps, in modern history. Though the election’s impact on America has yet to be fully fleshed out, those with the foresight to study the election from start to finish now hold the keys to powerful findings regarding the evolving nature of democracy and national unity.
The Millennial Impact Report was one such prudent entity. Its team of researchers captured the election cycle through the eyes of some of the nation’s youngest voters, who are often as misunderstood and picked apart as the presidential candidates themselves. The Report’s newly published Phase 3 findings (which include late-stage and election month survey results) indicate that the 2016 election could be branded as “The Year They Lost Their Faith.” Here’s why.