Recent polling finds that young people disagree with the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, and that it makes them more likely to vote in the midterms.
Our research shows that the environment and climate change is a top issue for young people and presents opportunities for broader youth outreach.
Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism.
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.