New Voters Project Research

Youth Voter Turnout in 2008

Youth voter turnout in Super Tuesday states

Youth voter turnout in New Hampshire

Youth voter turnout in Iowa

Youth voter turnout in South Carolina

Youth voter turnout in Florida

Studies about the “Millennial Generation”

The millennial generation, or “Generation Y” is typically considered to be this current group of 13-29 year olds.

Millennial generation demographics

Millennial generation civic behavior

Studies about Youth Turnout Strategies

There is a sizable and growing body of data that indicates that certain kinds of voter turnout techniques are quite effective at boosting youth voter turnout. A common thread that ties most of the studies together is the effectiveness of personalized, peer-to-peer voter turnout techniques. Young people are more likely to respond to an appeal to register or vote from a fellow young person, and respond most powerfully from a face-to-face encounter.

Studies done on the Student PIRGs' New Voters Project

Yale University Civic Engagement Project

CIRCLE and Young Voter Strategies’ Young Voter Mobilization Tactics

Youth Vote and Text Messaging

Voting Rights

The Youth Vote: Engagement, Mobilization, and Polling

Youth Research Institutions