Young people are concerned about a wide range of issues, but many aren’t hearing from campaigns, lack information, and face barriers to voting.
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Our analysis of 2022 exit poll data and population data highlights that white and college-educated youth remain overrepresented among midterm voters.
A survey conducted by CIRCLE and ACE illuminates barriers to participation and highlights strategies that can expand young people's engagement in climate action.
Youth More Optimistic about Democracy than Older Voters, Less Inclined to Identify with Major Parties
Young voters are more likely to trust elections and feel democracy is secure, as well as to identify as independents.
Youth's voting preferences in the midterm election were shaped by their identities and experiences
Young people care deeply about a wide range of issues, but data shows abortion was their top concern and had the biggest impact on their vote.
Young voters in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania gave Democratic candidates a winning advantage in close races.
Young people, who overwhelmingly favored Democrats, had one of their highest turnout rates ever in a midterm and shaped results across the country.
Some states have made registering to vote and casting a ballot easier in recent years, while others have implemented new restrictive policies