Young people come to politics from a wide variety of experiences. They are diverse in terms of racial and ethnic backgrounds, educational experience, and work situation. The following is a brief summary of key facts about young people: who they are, where they live, and what they are currently doing in life. Unless otherwise noted, CIRCLE defines “young people” or “youth” as ages 18-29.
For more information on youth demographics and voting in a particular state, see our interactive map.