HispanicOctober 15, 2018

Key facts about Latinos in the 2018 midterm elections

More than 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in 2018. The pool of eligible Hispanic voters has steadily grown in recent years.

HispanicOctober 15, 2018

Mapping the Latino electorate 2018

More than 29 million Latinos are eligible to vote nationwide in the 2018 midterm elections. See how the share of Latino voters varies by state and congressional district using interactive maps and tables.

HispanicOctober 12, 2018

Hispanic voter registration rises in Florida, but role of Puerto Ricans remains unclear

The number of Hispanic registered voters in Florida has increased 6.2% since the 2016 presidential election, to a record 2.1 million people. Hispanics now make up a record 16.4% of Florida’s registered voters, up from 15.7% in 2016.

MethodsOctober 9, 2018

Comparing Survey Sampling Strategies: Random-Digit Dial vs. Voter Files

A new telephone survey experiment finds that an opinion poll drawn from a commercial voter file produces results similar to those from a sample based on random-digit dialing.

Pew Research CenterJune 14, 2018

Younger generations make up a majority of the electorate, but may not be a majority of voters this November

Generation X and younger generations make up a majority of the U.S. electorate. But if past U.S. midterm election turnout patterns hold true, these younger Americans are unlikely to cast the majority of votes this November.

April 3, 2018

Millennials approach Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation in the electorate

As of November 2016, an estimated 62 million Millennials were voting-age U.S. citizens – moving closer in number to the 70 million Baby Boomers.

MethodsFebruary 15, 2018

Commercial Voter Files and the Study of U.S. Politics

A new analysis demystifies voter files, the widely-used and comprehensive digital databases used to better understand the U.S. electorate.

July 31, 2017

Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in 2016 election

Millennials and Generation Xers cast 69.6 million votes in the 2016 general election, a slight majority of the 137.5 million total votes cast.

U.S. PoliticsJune 1, 2017

Dislike of candidates or campaign issues was most common reason for not voting in 2016

The share of registered voters who cited a “dislike of the candidates or campaign issues” as their main reason for not voting reached a new high of 25%.

HispanicMay 12, 2017

Black voter turnout fell in 2016, even as a record number of Americans cast ballots

Some trends in presidential elections either reversed or stalled: White turnout increased and the nonwhite share of the U.S. electorate remained flat from 2012.