With just two weeks until the election, candidates may want to
pay closer attention to young female voters.
Unemployment among females ages 18 to 29 is 11.6 percent -- and
that's not counting those who are not looking for
This summer, a nationwide online survey by the nonprofit,
nonpartisan Generation Opportunity found that as a result of high
unemployment, young women are looking for better results.
Generation Opportunity executive vice
president Amber Roseboom says young women are most interested in
seeing a change in the current economic environment.
"They're savvy and their number-one interest is in job
creation," she indicates. "They believe that can happen through two
tracks: less spending and less taxes."
According to the survey, 77 percent of young women in the
18-to-29 age bracket would decrease federal spending if given the
opportunity to set America's fiscal priorities.
"Sixty-nine percent believe that if taxes were lowered, the U.S.
economy would grow faster," Roseboom explains. "Sixty-eight percent
of young women agree that if taxes on business profits were
reduced, companies would be more likely to hire. Lastly, 61 percent
believe that the economy grows best when individuals are allowed to
create businesses without government interference."
Nonetheless, the survey indicates that more than three-fourths
of young women (78%) plan to vote for the president this year.
Roseboom says that more information can be found at several
"You can find [this information] at Generation Opportunity's web
page," she says. "We also have a number of Facebook pages, but a
couple that I would like to highlight if I could, Being American by GO and the Constitution by GO. We post information daily
and live time from a variety of sources."