Another analysis conducted by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, found young Hispanic American voters under the age of 30 gave more support to Democrats on Election Day compared to young white voters.
The American Prospect
Ruby Belle Booth, CIRCLE’s election coordinator, points out that young people step up when they know their vote matters: 16 percent of the young people who voted in the 2021 runoff had not voted in the November 2020 election, including 23 percent of Black youth.
The Washington Post
This generation also appears to be more civically engaged. In a poll CIRCLE took before the 2020 election, 27 percent of young people aged 18 to 24 said they had attended a march or protest, up from 5 percent in pre-election 2016.
According to the Center For Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, abortion was the top issue influencing those under 30, and voters as a whole have given legislators a mandate to protect reproductive rights.
CIRCLE reported this month that even though people ages 18 to 29 who can vote tend to identify less with political parties than other age brackets, young adults who do select a party tend to affiliate with Democrats.
“Youth are increasing their electoral participation, leading movements, and making their voices heard on key issues that affect their communities,” according to analysis from CIRCLE.
Young voters had the second-highest level of youth participation in at least 30 years, according to Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).
An estimated 27% of young voters ages 18–29 voted in the 2022 midterms, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University.
Los Angeles Times
According to CIRCLE data, sixty two percent of young voters supported a Democratic House candidate. This implies that the youth made a difference to the Democratic Party's outcome in this election.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
According to Abby Kiesa, deputy director of CIRCLE, a major factor in the increase has been the work of organizations that arose after 2014 to try to improve campus voting rates.
Inside Higher Ed
“Young people have made it very clear that they are here to stay as an electorate, regardless of who’s on the ballot,” said Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, CIRCLE’s director.
"Outreach, contact, investment in these states was higher," said CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa about key battlegrounds. "So it's not surprising that voter turnout is higher in these states."