Young voters are more likely to trust elections and feel democracy is secure, as well as to identify as independents.
In four large, diverse states, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders performed very differently in counties with high proportions of Black youth and in those with high Latino youth.
The former Vice President lost the youth vote to Bernie Sanders by double digits, suggesting he still has work to do to appeal to young voters.
Youth turnout increased in Missouri and Mississippi compared to previous years with just one party holding competitive primaries
Explore CIRCLE's data and analysis on youth participation in the Super Tuesday contests, including exclusive estimates of youth voter turnout.
8% of youth voted in South Carolina, and Joe Biden comfortably won the state’s primary despite Bernie Sanders winning the youth vote by a large margin.
While turnout was low, 1 in 6 caucusgoers was a young voter, and their decisive preference for Bernie Sanders helped propel him to a big victory.
Our exclusive analysis finds that 19% of youth voted in the New Hampshire Democratic primary and that their choices shaped the results.
Our exclusive analysis finds that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren performed best in Iowa counties with a high concentration of youth.
Nearly 1 in 4 Iowa caucusgoers was under age 30, and their strong preference for Senator Sanders propelled him toward a top finish.