Our analysis, highlighted in the New York Times, shows that members of both generations voted at similar rates in their first two elections.
Changes to civic education, youth engagement, and electoral outreach will be essential to reversing this trend in 2016 and beyond.
Young people's turnout was comparable to rates of youth participation in recent years
We estimate that turnout was even higher in battleground states, and that young people's support for the President was key to his reelection.
In two new fact sheets we provide in-depth analysis of differences between younger and older voters, and between young voters of different identities.
Pushback actions against voter ID laws and other legislation may have helped counteract their potentially suppressing effect on the youth vote.
We estimate that half of young people voted in the election, and exit polls show they strongly preferred Hillary Clinton
We estimate that only 23% of eligible voters under age 20 cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections.
According to our estimates, close to 300,000 young people cast ballots in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial race.
We explore how closely contested elections and ballot initiatives about hot-button issues influenced youth participation in the 2014 midterms.