What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

In one of the first studies involving Occupy participants, the Applied Research Center gathered young activists from multiple movements in focus groups to ask, What propels you to the political frontline?

Youth Say Race Still Matters--So What Are They Doing About It?

Our focus groups found young people still see race shaping U.S. society. Here are five campaigns working with them to tackle modern racism.

What's Racism? That's Harder for Youth to Answer Than You Think

In a series of focus groups, young people of all races struggled to describe the ways in which institutions and social structures produce racial disparities.

Don't Call Them "Post-Racial"--How Young People Actually Think About Race

A three-part series in which Dom Apollon breaks down the findings from a series of focus groups with Millennials on everything from Barack Obama to criminal justice.

Don't Call Them "Post-Racial." Millennials Say Race Matters to Them

Results from focus groups with dozens of multiracial young people show in-depth conversations about race generate far more nuanced ideas than mainstream polling has suggested.

Reporter's Notebook: A Look Inside Our Focus Groups on Youth and Race

Research director Dom Apollon explains the project and speaks with some of the focus group participants on camera.