National Poll of Youth

MyVoice elevates the voices and experiences of young people to inform policies and programs that improve their lives.

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About Us

MyVoice is an interactive SMS platform that gathers the real-time opinions and experiences of youth across America.


See some of our current research priorities and expert output across academia, popular media, and public policy advocacy.


Are you 14-24? Join the 1,500+ participants paid to share their opinions via text message. Find out how to sign up.

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Featured News

MyVoice research on the impact of social media on youth wellbeing featured on NPR

A MyVoice study, published in September, reveals a striking awareness about the potential harms social media can have on teenagers’ mental health, but also their persistent attempts to counter these harms.

Some respondents explicitly said social media made them feel depressed. Many asked their parents to help them stop using it. Nearly two-thirds of respondents gave some version of this advice to future teens: Don’t use social media. It’s OK to abstain. Or delete your accounts.

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MyVoice research on social media use cited in JAMA news article

MyVoice research on social media use cited in JAMA news article

As featured on JAMA — A year and a half after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, called attention to increasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among children and adolescents, the Nation’s Doctor is now sounding the alarm on a likely...

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