By Laina Youst
Young people sharply increased their level of political engagement after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., political scientists say. But paradoxically, gun control is not among their top priorities.
Only 6 percent of teens and young adults listed gun control as a top concern, in a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV in May. This contrasts with the 21 percent who put it as a top priority in an earlier survey conducted right after the Parkland shootings.
The study found that the top two issues young Americans are most concerned about are the economy and social inequality.