Youth's voting preferences in the midterm election were shaped by their identities and experiences
Youth voter turnout was lower than in 2017 and highlights the need for continued efforts to reach and engage all young people.
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.
Our research finds a big gap between the vote choice of young white voters and young voters of color in rural areas/small towns.
The data suggests outreach to young Black voters worked, and their overwhelming preference for the Democratic candidates may have been decisive.
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.
Both Georgia Senate races, two House races, and the presidential race in the state are in our top-10 rankings of elections where youth can influence results.
Young Asian Americans have historically voted at lower rates, but our polling reveals signs of increasing civic participation