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.
What the "Bernie or Bust" phenomenon teaches us about working to ensure that young people remain engaged even if their preferred candidate does not prevail in the primaries.
Campaign contact, digital outreach, young people engaging their peers, and action on racial justice all contributed to higher youth voter turnout.
Youth electoral participation in 2020 was high and could be even higher if we support young people, who have varied priorities for the new administration.
Campaigns are leaving millions of votes on the table by not engaging young people, who often face challenges to electoral participation.
We estimate that young people turned out at a higher rate in 2020 than in 2016, and their impact—especially youth of color's overwhelming support for Biden—was decisive in key races across the country.
Data shows that, in recent presidential elections, young people made up their minds about who to vote for later than older voters.
Young women of color overwhelmingly disapprove of President Trump, but most disapprove of Joe Biden too even as they plan to vote for him.
This is part of our Youth Expertise Series, in which young people use their experiences to write about how we can improve youth civic engagement and civic life.