Open Campus Media
Forty-two percent of Gen-Z and 30% of Millennials said they “forgot or were too busy” to participate in the 2022 midterms, according to data from CIRCLE.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Young people are the age group most supportive of abortion rights, and two in five of them nationwide said the overturning of Roe v. Wade made them more likely to vote, according to CIRCLE.
Oregon Capital Chronicle
Data shows voter turnout for young Americans is increasing nationwide. According to CIRCLE, 27% of youth – ages 18-29 – cast a ballot in 2022, making it the midterm election with the second-highest youth voter turnout in almost three decades.
CIRCLE research has highlighted the value of youth poll worker programs and shown that young people who get involved in hands-on civic participation are more likely to be lifelong voters.
“It's the kind of expertise the school board needs to be able to make decisions together with young people that actually reflect student views, experience and opinions,” said our director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg
CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa speaks about young people's civic and political engagement, gaps in youth outreach, and what it's going to take to ensure all youth have the information and access they need to vote.
CIRCLE Elections Coordinator Ruby Belle Booth spoke about the views and engagement of young voters on WOSU"s All Sides with Ann Fisher
CIRCLE at Tufts University estimated that more than a quarter of people aged 18 to 29 — the second highest turnout from young voters in nearly three decades — cast a ballot in the 2022 midterm elections.
A recent survey from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement showed that only 11 percent of people under 30 listed immigration as one of their “top 3 concerns.”