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.
Recent polling finds that young people disagree with the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, and that it makes them more likely to vote in the midterms.
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism.
White youth voted at the highest rate in 2020, but youth of color are closing the gap.
Young women of color overwhelmingly disapprove of President Trump, but most disapprove of Joe Biden too even as they plan to vote for him.
Like their slightly older peers, youth ages 18-21 are active and engaged in civic life. Are the institutions that help them develop as voters doing their part?
Data from CIRCLE polling shows that young women voted at higher rates than men in 2018, are more likely to support social movements and engage in activism, and feel prepared to participate in civic life.
CIRCLE research from the past two election cycles reveals that young White men vote differently and participate in civic activism at lower rates than their peers.
In two new fact sheets we provide in-depth analysis of differences between younger and older voters, and between young voters of different identities.