With the midterms less than a week away, turnout among young people is an important factor. According to CIRCLE’s new fact sheet “The Minority Youth Vote in the 2008 Presidential Election” youth voter turnout increased for young people of all races between the 2004 and 2008 elections, with the exception of young white voters, whose turnout remained unchanged.
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.
CIRCLE/MTV September 2004 Pre-Election Survey of Young Americans (18-29) Includes questions on issue priorities, likelihood of voting, attention to the presidential election, and candidate preferences. Report of survey results and toplines Press Release with summary of findings