In several states and districts in our Youth Electoral Significance Index, youth of color could be a decisive electoral force this November.
A CIRCLE survey of young people shows that youth engagement is higher than in 2016 and 2018, but access to information about registration and voting in an election during the pandemic may be an issue.
Data from CIRCLE polling shows that young women voted at higher rates than men in 2018, are more likely to support social movements and engage in activism, and feel prepared to participate in civic life.
CIRCLE research from the past two election cycles reveals that young White men vote differently and participate in civic activism at lower rates than their peers.
In four large, diverse states, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders performed very differently in counties with high proportions of Black youth and in those with high Latino youth.
The former Vice President lost the youth vote to Bernie Sanders by double digits, suggesting he still has work to do to appeal to young voters.
Youth turnout increased in Missouri and Mississippi compared to previous years with just one party holding competitive primaries
Explore CIRCLE's data and analysis on youth participation in the Super Tuesday contests, including exclusive estimates of youth voter turnout.
8% of youth voted in South Carolina, and Joe Biden comfortably won the state’s primary despite Bernie Sanders winning the youth vote by a large margin.
While turnout was low, 1 in 6 caucusgoers was a young voter, and their decisive preference for Bernie Sanders helped propel him to a big victory.