The Impact of Harry Potter
By Hannah Solomon
Cultural/Social: A whole generation grew up reading and watching Harry Potter as it came out. The series has a very large worldwide following. The books have brought all different types of people together. The story has taught lessons of love, friendship, courage, and good triumphing over evil.
Political: A recent study showed that Harry Potter fans tend to be more open to diversity, are more politically tolerant, and more politically active. 60% of fans who read all the books said that they voted for or favored Obama.
Economic: the Harry Potter series has created many opportunities for new jobs. It has helped create jobs in the areas of publishing, film making, toy making, and has even had a new theme park made off of it.
Long Term Impact:.The series has driven many people to "fight wrong in the world" and to act instead of just sitting around. The books are still raising millions of dollars and many say they will be read forever.