President Obama greets high school students in Arlington, Va., on May 4, 2012. (Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/GettyImages)
President Obama greets high school students in Arlington, Va., on May 4, 2012. (Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/GettyImages)

Last updated 1:26 a.m. EST, Jan. 12, 2016

As we launch into a presidential election year, USA TODAY is taking stock of the views among young people in a new poll. With more than 75 million Millennials in the USA, they surpassed Baby Boomers last year as the largest living generation, according to the Census Bureau. Their clout is likely to grow, and they will influence American politics and policies.

In regard to policing, Millennials support more fairness and community oversight.  A total of 61% agree that police violence against African Americans is a problem, and two-thirds say there should be community oversight of police, according to a USA TODAY/Rock the Vote Millennial Poll conducted online Jan. 4-7 of of 1,141 adults, ages 18 through 34. More than three-fourths say officers should be required to wear body cameras to protect citizens. Read more about what issues Millennials find important.