Polling Appalachian High Schoolers Ahead of the 2018 Midterm Election

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Using GroundSource text messaging technology, 100 Days in Appalachia conducted a poll of voting age high school students ahead of the 2018 mid-term election. The project asked about their stances on some of the most hot button political issues, including immigration, gun control, abortion, LGBTQ rights, etc. The results were shared openly with local, regional and national media outlets to inform their reporting about the politics of this group in our region, while also engaging with young people and hopefully rebuilding their trust in journalism by proving that we care about what they have to say.