White youth continue to vote at higher rates, but youth of color are closing the gap.
Understanding the identities, views, and civic access of young conservatives and Republicans is key to ensuring all youth have paths to participation in civic life.
Our 2020 post-election youth poll showed that young Asian Americans were especially concerned about racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is part of our Rep Us Practitioner Series, in which partners in this field share their experiences running programs in which young people's voices inform public conversations.
Through a partnership in Minneapolis, we studied how youth gain skills, contribute to their communities, and increase youth turnout by working at the polls.
Our analysis of youth voter turnout nationwide finds wide variation between states and underscores the importance of electoral laws and policies that help grow voters.
New Jersey led the region and the nation in youth voter turnout in 2020; six states in the Northeast had turnout rates above 50%.
The states with one of the highest (Minnesota) and the lowest (South Dakota) 2020 youth voter turnout are in the Midwest.
Voter turnout across the South a region where voting by mail was generally not as easy, ranged from 56% in Virginia to 34% in Oklahoma.