Our exclusive survey of young people after the 2016 presidential election reveals stark divides and opportunities for youth civic engagement.
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Explore our comprehensive report of youth turnout, vote choice, and the composition of the youth electorate
We estimate that half of young people voted in the election, and exit polls show they strongly preferred Hillary Clinton
Data from our exclusive pre-election poll highlights young people's attitudes toward the candidates and the election.
Only 10 states mandate that students learn about the relationship between political parties and political issues.
During the 2016 primaries, Clinton won young voters in just two of the 27 states for which we have data.
Explore all our analyses of youth turnout and vote choice in the Democratic and Republican 2016 primaries.
By: Elizabeth A. Bennion, Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend and Host of WNIT’s Politically Speaking
Our full analysis of Donald Trump's performance with young voters in the primaries shows that youth generally preferred him less than other candidates.