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 52%-55% of youth voted in 2020, 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
The state is top-5 in our rankings of where young people can influence presidential and Senate election results in 2020.
Affected by COVID but Undermobilized in the Election: GOP Has Opportunity to Retain Conservative Youth
With past margins extremely close, a potentially influential percentage of previous Trump/GOP young voters have moved away from the President.
CIRCLE's exclusive rankings of the states and districts where youth can decide elections this November illustrate the power of young voters.
In several states and districts in our Youth Electoral Significance Index, youth of color could be a decisive electoral force this November.