Young Voters in the 2012 Presidential Election

An estimated 23 million young Americans under the age of 30 voted in the 2012 presidential election which is on par with voting rates during the 2008 presidential election. CIRCLE estimates that youth voter turnout was 50 percent of those (18-to-29) eligible to vote. …

This CIRCLE fact sheet summarizes youth participation in the 2012 election, as available data allows. We offer CIRCLE’s exclusive turnout analysis, as well as major findings from the 2012 National Exit Polls conducted by Edison Research. [cont. – PDF]

CIRCLE, Tufts University