CIRCLE's full report includes four in-depth analyses of Asian, Black, Latino, and White youth in the 2022 midterm elections.
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.
Historical data from the past 50 years of midterm elections shows young people are engaged but there are still profound inequities in participation.
Differences in access to information and support for electoral participation continue to be reflected in unequal voting rates among youth.
Spaces where youth can learn, discuss, and wield political information can build confidence in political involvement and lead to higher likelihood of voting.
Many of the states with high youth voter turnout in the 2022 midterm elections had strong policies that make it easier to register and vote.
Data from our post-election survey suggests that youth in states with facilitative electoral laws may have faced fewer barriers to vote.
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.