The Youth Vote: Voting Trends & Attitudes Among Young People and Impacts on the 2020 Election
A recent Harvard survey found that 68 percent of young people say they will "definitely be voting" in 2020—a notable increase over past years.
We discuss trends in youth voting, including what obstacles they face, their attitudes, and what is being done in Maine to increase participation in democracy among the younger generation.
Richard Fry, senior researcher, Pew Research Center
Meg McCormick, founding director, Maine Students Vote
Lutie Brown (call-in), junior at Colby College; coordinator of Colby Votes, a nonpartisan student-led civic action group
Theo de Quillacq (call-in), senior at Bowdoin, involved with the Bowdoin College Republicans
Gail Johnson (call-in), program coordinator, League of Women Voters of Maine & Maine Citizens for Clean Elections
Vivian Burnham (call-in), youth steering committee member, Youthwork Makes the Boothwork
- College Reaction poll: More college students would protest Trump win
- YES I CAN: Where Young People Will Decide The 2020 Elections
- More Young Voters Say They Will ‘Definitely’ Vote This Year Than Prior Elections
- Why Don’t Young People Vote, and What Can Be Done About It?
- Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms
- Younger generations make up a majority of the electorate, but may not be a majority of voters this November
- Will young voters decide the election?