Washington Examiner contributor Kristen Soltis-Anderson talks with Abby Kiesa, Director of Impact for CIRCLE, a nonpartisan research center based at Tufts University, which focuses on youth civic engagement.
Kiesa released findings of a new study on what young voters are thinking ahead of the 2018 midterms. The center’s research focused on 18 to 24-year-olds, specifically the newly-eligible voters in this election and the differences between ‘Gen Z’ and millennials.
Contrary to past studies, the new poll found young voters, ages 18-19, are just as likely to vote in this election as their older peers in their late twenties and early thirties.
Kiesa points to social issues playing a part in civic engagement, particularly the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration issues, LGBT rights, healthcare, etc.