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.
Commentary cites CIRCLE's projection that young people could have an outsize impact on key 2022 races that helped Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate
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.
“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.
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.
A series of analyses from CIRCLE found that 77% of young Latinos who voted in the midterms support gun control and 89% believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
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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.
An analysis of the 2018 midterms by CIRCLE found that young women turned out in greater numbers than young men, and that more of them voted for Democrats in that election.
The New York Times
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, the director of CIRCLE, said the youngest members of the 18-to-29 group had been driven to embrace politics in a way their elders had not.
On Here & Now, Journalist Rachel Janfaza cited CIRCLE data on young people's participation and impact on the 2022 midterm election.
Inside Climate News
“We think this is emblematic of the different ways that young people are leveraging their political power and civic engagement in recent years,” said CIRCLE's Alberto Medina
The Boston Globe
“I think it’s very clear that young people are more than a constituency for the Democratic Party,” said CIRCLE deputy director Abby Kiesa. "They are the base of the Democratic Party."