Dem pollster says younger voters favor more government involvement

Younger generations have expressed greater interest in government playing a bigger role in their lives, Democratic pollster Nancy Zdunkewicz said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking."

"You do see the younger generation increasingly saying that they do want to have government more involved despite this increasing distrust with public officials," Zdunkewicz, managing editor at Democracy Corps, told Hill.TV's Jamal Simmons on Monday.

"Another poll that sort of comes to mind, though, that looked at [Generation Z] and looked at millennials, saw that there was more interest in government having an active role in addressing problems," she said.

Pew Research Center survey published last week found that 70 percent of respondents from Generation Z said they believed "government should do more to address problems," while 64 percent of millennials said the same.

The survey listed Gen Z respondents as between the ages of 13 and 21 in 2018, with millennials between ages 22 and 37.

— Julia Manchester