Today we present another tool for those interested in exploring the role of young people in American politics: an interactive map of youth voting and demographics by congressional district.
Immediately after the November elections, using the National Election Pool, national exit poll by Edison Research, Census demographic data, and the number of ballots cast nationally, CIRCLE estimated youth turnout to be 20-21 percent. On November 15, CIRCLE received adjusted (“reweighted”) exit poll data from Edison Research. The new data suggest that young voters represented Read More >
Younger Voters Were Racially Diverse, Voted Democratic, and Approved of President Obama Mostly a Subset of the 2008 Electorate, they Held Mixed Views of What to Do About the Economy New Exit Poll Analysis Released today by the Generational Alliance and CIRCLE Tisch College of Citizenship, Tufts University — Today, CIRCLE and the Generational Alliance Read More >
On November 3, CIRCLE released a preliminary estimate of youth turnout (the voting rate among all citizens between the ages of 18 and 29): 20.4%. In other words, about one in five young citizens voted. Our estimate was based, in part, on the number of ballots that were cast. As additional ballots have been recorded, Read More >
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Medford, MA – An estimated 20.4 percent of young Americans under the age of 30 voted in Tuesday’s midterm elections, compared to 23.5 percent in the last midterm election (2006). The change in the turnout rate is outside the margin of error (+/-2%), according to Tufts Read More >