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Youth Voter Turnout Increases in 2006

June 14th, 2007
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by Mark Hugo Lopez, Karlo Barrios Marcelo, and Emily Hoban Kirbygraph

June 2007

This fact sheet uses new data from the 2006 Current Population Survey, November Supplement, to determine the youth voter turnout in the 2006 midterm election. The data confirm early estimates by CIRCLE that 10.8 million young Americans voted in the 2006 midterm elections. The voter turnout rate was 25.5 percent in 2006, up 3 percentage points from the last midterm election in 2002. Also, this fact sheet includes information on voter turnout trend lines, voter turnout by demographic variables, voter turnout by state, and partisanship.

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27 Responses to “Youth Voter Turnout Increases in 2006”

  1. Dwight Says:

    Thank you for giving us this statistics. I found your investigation very intresting and useful to me.But here we see that the population of the age 30 is much more active than the youth.

  2. Judah Says:

    I’m happy that there is such an increase in voting, you anylisis sounds promissing that one day we will see all 100 percent of the youth going the voting boxes… I wish you success, continue to work like this!

  3. Ean Says:

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    Through this analysis I can conclude that more youth now are eagerly participating and want to participate the so called the gift of democracy

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  8. Mira Says:

    That excellent, a higher youth voter turnout means theres finally less political apathy amongst youngsters – remains to be seen how this plays out on bloglines world cup.

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    Through this analysis I can conclude that more youth now are eagerly participating and want to participate the so called the gift of democracy…

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  14. Panic Attacks Says:

    I think we’ll start to see a much bigger increase in youth voter turnout due to the heated political debates like global warming, energy, racial profiling going on nowadays.

  15. BV Treat Says:

    I’m glad to see that youth voter turnout is up. To be honest, I didn’t vote till I was 23 or so and it was because I didn’t know how or care to find out. Now though I think we are being educated much more, as simple as it is, on how to register and have your voice heard.

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