It’s that time again. Time for that little event that happens once every four years and gets everyone talking about the issues that matter to them: the presidential election. Knowing the young vote can weigh heavily on an election’s outcome, the candidates usually try their best to reach out to Gen Y. Take President Obama’s recent interview with MTV, for example, which clearly aimed to reel in young supporters.

So which issues are on the minds of the 18 to 34 set this year? According to the consumer insights firm the Intelligence Group’s “The Good Guide,” a survey of 900 people from this age group, the economy, education and the environment top the list. The first two of these three are no surprise, given the struggles Gen Y has faced in regards to unemployment and student loan debt. The environment is a topic that seems to have lost momentum in recent years, but it’s apparently still popular among young adults. 

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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