The 2020 CIRCLE/Tisch College Youth Poll offers important insights, revealing that youth are more active and engaged than in 2016 and 2018 and reporting much higher rates of protesting and peer-to-peer voter outreach.
However, 18% of youth say they would prefer to vote for another candidate.
“It is clear that 2020 could be a watershed election for youth participation,” said Alan Solomont, dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life.
“Our poll shows that the unprecedented rise in youth activism in 2018 is continuing in 2020, with political activism and peer-to-peer engagement now becoming the norm among young people.
CIRCLE is part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.