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Young Voters in the Midterm Elections

June 23rd, 2010
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June 2010

Interested in facts about young voters in the midterm elections?  CIRCLE has a variety of fact sheets showing youth participation in past midterm elections.graph

  • Youth Voter Turnout Increases in 2006“shows that the voter turnout rate among 18-to-29-year-olds increased three percentage points between 2002 and 2006 from 22 percent to 25 percent, breaking a trend in declining electoral participation in midterm elections among young people since 1982.  The fact sheet is based on data from the 1978-2006 Census Current Population Survey (CPS), November (Voting) Supplement.
  • “Young Voters in the 2006 Elections” includes information about young voters’ political preferences and the issues that concerned them in the 2006 election.  This fact sheet is based on data from the 2006 National Election Pool’s National Exit Poll.
  • Quick Facts About Young Voters by State: The Midterm Election Year 2006, ” Using data from the 2006 Census CPS, November Supplement, these facts sheets examine voter turnout rates from 1978-2006, turnout rates by subgroup, and partisanship (where available from theNational Election Pool, Exit Poll surveys) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Quick Facts About Young Voters by Metropolitan Area: The Midterm Election Year 2006,”  these fact sheets analyze voter turnout rates by metropolitan area.
  • Young Urban Voters in the Midterm Election Year 2006”  presents youth voter turnout data for the 2006 midterm elections by urban, suburban, and rural areas as well as information for select metropolitan areas.

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.

8 Responses to “Young Voters in the Midterm Elections”

  1. Benito Montondo Says:

    good selection of links. do you think that as with the president elections more youth will participate in the midterm elections?

  2. links for 2010-06-24 | KevinBondelli.com: Youth Vote, Technology, Politics Says:

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  3. Nathan Rodriguez Says:

    Interesting to see that there´s little or no difference in percentage of turnout between people that live in different areas of the country.

  4. Druckerpatronen Says:

    Yes, it is really interesting, that the differences in the areas of the country are so litte. This chart shows it cleary, never realized this fact before.

  5. tiffany Says:

    good selection of links.cool

  6. Juicy Couture Says:

    do you think that as with the president elections more youth will participate in the midterm elections?

  7. Turning Winds Says:

    It shows that youth is hungry for changes in the government. Youth also plays an important role in the electoral process and through them it would be possible. I believe in the power of the youth.

  8. Kindersessel Says:

    it´s very helpful for me. i want to thank you for this good information about the young voters.