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Poll: Half of Millennials Would Give Up Right to Vote to Forgive Student Loans

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Millennials are willing to give up their right to vote if it would mean their student loan debt is forgiven, a new poll from Credible shows.

  • 49.8 percent of millennials would relinquish their right to vote in the next two presidential elections if it meant not having to pay their student loans off.
  • 43.6 percent said they would give up ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft.
  • 42.4 percent would not leave the country for five years.
  • 27 percent would move in with their parents for five years.
  • 13.2 percent would give up texting and other forms of mobile messaging for a year.
  • 8.2 percent would rather pay off their loans themselves.

According to a study from The Brookings Institute and Tufts University's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, half of those aged 18-to-29 voted in the 2016 presidential election.

"Student loan debt can either be a mild inconvenience for borrowers, or something that they would do almost anything to be rid of. Millennials as a whole seem to be very focused on student loan forgiveness," wrote Crdeible's Bradley Ramsey.

"The data from the study also shows how far some are willing to go in exchange for loan forgiveness. Not only that, but it also reveals how some of the priorities stack up for the modern generation."

Credible surveyed 500 respondents aged 18-34, from Sept. 7-8, with no margin of error given.

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