National Poll of Youth

MyVoice

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

What we do

About Us

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

Research

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

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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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Mother homeschooling teenage boys in self-isolation, Covid-19.

Featured News

Back to School During COVID-19: What Youth Experience and What They Need

MyVoice is here to capture the near real-time thoughts and experiences of youth in America, and that includes how 14 to 24 year olds are navigating a learning and work environment that may look and operate in radically different ways, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest News

MyVoice Active Shooter Drill Researcher on Colorado Public Radio

MyVoice Active Shooter Drill Researcher on Colorado Public Radio

N’Dea Moore-Petinak, MyVoice researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, spoke to Colorado Public Radio for a June 22, 2021 piece “Active Shooter Drills Are Part of School Life. Can They Be Done Better?.” The piece mentions MyVoice research that N’Dea led on youth experiences and perceptions of active shooter drills at their schools. The Myvoice paper was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Young people want justice for bad social media behavior, more action from platforms

Young people want justice for bad social media behavior, more action from platforms

A new MyVoice paper, led by youth social computing expert and Associate Professor of Information Sarita Schoenebeck, Ph.D.,  analyzed MyVoicers’ responses to questions about online harassment and bullying and how it should be resolved both interpersonally and through the policies and practices of social media companies. Read this press release from the University of Michigan and find the paper abstract published in the Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction.

Three new MyVoice papers seek to inform youth-centered pandemic messaging

Three new MyVoice papers seek to inform youth-centered pandemic messaging

Using national data from MyVoice  of people between the ages of 14 and 24 taken at several points in 2020, researchers from the University of Michigan find a clear theme: that most young people are taking COVID-19 seriously and trying to follow public health guidance, and that many of them they are motivated by the desire to protect others.

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