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2014 Midterms: Young Voters in Competitive Senate Races

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.

August 25th, 2014
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Youth Engagement by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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 >

August 13th, 2014
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The Youth Vote in 2014: Races to Watch

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.

July 30th, 2014
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New CIRCLE Map of Youth Voting and Demographics by Congressional District

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.

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July 21st, 2014
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2014 Midterms: Why Half of Youth Don’t Register to Vote

Less than half (49%) of young people, ages 18-29, were registered to vote in the 2010 midterm elections, the lowest registration rate for a midterm contest in the last two decades. That’s one of the highlights from our recent analysis of youth voter registration, which also explores why almost half of young people were not registered to vote in 2010.

July 10th, 2014
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