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Most millennials unhappy with Trump: Survey

IANS  |  New York 

Over 60 per cent of in the US are unhappy with Donald Trump, and only 37 per cent view him favourably, a new survey has revealed.

Conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the survey looked at opinions of 1,000 Americans aged 18 to 37.

Trump's performance was rated on key issues like gun control, immigration policies and possible 2020 presidential candidates.

Nearly 70 per cent do not approve of Trump's behaviour on saying that he tweets too much.

"Republican like and like the job he's doing as president, but two-fifth of them want the to tweet less," said John Cluverius, at the varsity..

"It goes to show that even among his staunchest supporters, there's concern about the President's personal approach to the office," Cluverius said.

On the issue of gun control, 60 per cent expressed support for increasing restrictions on the purchase and carrying of firearms, while 21 per cent said the current restrictions were enough as 18 per cent even favoured fewer restrictions.

On immigration, demonstrate far less liberal attitudes than on the other issues.

The poll also asked millennials about potential 2020 presidential candidates. On that, 54 per cent said they will support whoever the Democratic nominee be, compared to 27 per cent who said they would vote for

and were the most liked politicians by the millennials.

"Young Americans continue to be sceptical, pessimistic and disillusioned by the state of the country and its future course, and more than any previous generation of young Americans, they identify very strongly with the Democratic party," Cluverius noted.

The poll has also revealed that although millennials make up almost half of the total users on and Facebook, only 37 per cent view these favourably, while 50 per cent view it unfavourably.

"Younger millennials may be switching to platforms like and Snapchat, but I think this finding reinforces the idea that while lots of people use these services, they don't make people happy," Cluverius said.

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First Published: Thu, January 17 2019. 15:24 IST
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