A handful of competitive races in states like Alaska, Colorado, Louisiana, and North Carolina may decide which party has control of the U.S. Senate this November, and data suggests that young voters could play an important role in these nationally watched contests.
Immediately following the 2012 election, CIRCLE fielded a nationally representative youth survey to understand more about youth engagement in the election. This data is now available online at ICPSR (The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research). In addition to 2012 election experiences, the survey asked youth about their background and school experiences to understand Read More >
Our Quick Facts pages provide an overview of major data points and trends on each topic and provide links to key research products. We recently updated the Quick Facts on Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. Highlights include: Electoral engagement—voter turnout, vote choice, party ID—can differ significantly by sub-group. In 2012, Young Black and Hispanic Read More >
Based on our analysis of our new interactive map of district-level youth data, here are four races to watch where young people may play a large role in the 2014 midterms.
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.