Data from our post-election survey suggests that youth in states with facilitative electoral laws may have faced fewer barriers to vote.
Civic learning that reaches all youth, includes media literacy, and helps foster a democratic school climate is key to growing voters.
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.
Our analysis of 2022 exit poll data and population data highlights that white and college-educated youth remain overrepresented among midterm voters.
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
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.