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FEATURED: Will Young Voters Turn Out for the 2010 Election?

September 15th, 2010
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The volatile turnout of young people will be an important factor in the midterm elections, less than two months away.   A new CIRCLE Fact Sheet on youth voter turnout by state provides historical perspective on the upcoming election.

In the 2008 presidential election youth voter turnout rose two percentage points compared to the 2004 election, which saw an increase of nine percentage points compared to the 2000 election. Despite the youth vote increasing nationally in 2008, the majority of states did not see an increase. Utah – a state which had an increase of 16 percentage points from 2000 to 2004 – saw a decrease of 19 percentage points, while Wisconsin fell 7 percentage points. Some states did experience large increases. Virginia rose 16 percentage points and North Carolina increased by 10 percentage points.

Find more analysis in our 2016 Election Center. For regular updates in your Inbox about youth and the 2016 election, sign up for CIRCLE's monthly E-Update here.

3 Responses to “FEATURED: Will Young Voters Turn Out for the 2010 Election?”

  1. AEI Program on American Citizenship – Around the Web Says:

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  2. Misdirected Rage: Who is the Tea Party Really Angry At? | Project Vote Blog Says:

    […] 2008 electorate was the most racially and ethnically diverse in history. Youth voter turnout has increased by more than 10% over the last decade. Black, youth, and lower-income voters made up 32 percent of the 2008 voting […]

  3. Jerry Says:

    I have to believe that they will just like in 2008