Survey finds one major election issue for millennials

By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

What's a major issue for millennial voters in the upcoming election?

The economy?

Job growth?

Trade deals?

With several high profile hacks this past year, from Yahoo to the DNC, a new survey finds Cybersecurity is a major election issue for this group.

53% of young adults in the U.S. between the ages of 18 to 26 say a candidate's position on cybersecurity impacts their level of support for that person.

Breaking down that group even further, 60% of men and 47% of women say cybersecurity issues would impact their vote.

That's according to a new survey from Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Overall awareness from hearing of or reading about cyber attacks within the last year has nearly doubled from 36% in 2015, to 64% in 2016.

But that's just from hearing about attacks in the news.

50% of these young adults don't think the candidates have talked enough about cybersecurity on the campaign trail and really want to know their position, because millennials understand this might be a big part of their future careers, or their actual career one day.

The study showed 34% of young adults in the U.S. are more likely than a year ago to consider a job in the field.

That number was 26% in 2015. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are you listening?

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