CIRCLE's early poll of youth (ages 18-34) ahead of the 2024 presidential election highlights major trends in young people's political views and participation.
CIRCLE's analysis of our 2022 youth survey data shines a light on some of the barriers that may prevent young Latinos from fully participating in elections.
White youth are not a monolithic group, and young white people without college experience may lack some information and support needed to vote.
New research suggests that civic engagement can be associated with worse mental health for youth, but having access to community assets and strong connections can help.
The youngest generation of eligible voters already makes up the majority of the 18-29 age group and bring unique concerns and experiences to the electorate.
Young people continue to believe in their—and their generation's—political power, but some don't feel qualified to participate.
Young people are concerned about a wide range of issues, but many aren’t hearing from campaigns, lack information, and face barriers to voting.
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