Our exclusive pre-election poll finds that young people are paying attention to the election and intend to support Democrats.
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Youth who live in places where they perceive few opportunities for civic engagement see fewer political ads, which is connected to lower voter turnout.
In the Democratic primary race for the Massachusetts 7th District, Pressley drew support from precincts with more youth and people of color.
Youth of color and those without college experience can face more—and different—barriers to voting.
Youth support for Democrats has grown in recent years, but there are significant differences by race/ethnicity and gender.
A commentary on the PACE paper “Infogagement: Citizenship and Democracy in the Age of Connection” co-written by Abby Kiesa and collaborator D.C. Vito
Practices like automatic and online voter registration, as well as pre-registration for young people before they turn 18, can improve youth voter participation.
The youth-led movement against gun violence has focused on voter registration, which may help increase the electoral engagement of the youngest eligible voters.
Our analysis of young people's views goes beyond liberal/conservative to explore their core values and their belief (or lack thereof) in civic engagement.