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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 15, 2018

Q&A: The growing use of ‘voter files’ in studying the U.S. electorate

Read a Q&A with Pew Research Center’s Ruth Igielnik and Scott Keeter about a recent study about voter files.

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 14, 2017

How ‘Drop-Off’ Voters Differ From Consistent Voters and Nonvoters

The 2018 midterm elections will be determined in large part by who goes to the polls and who stays home.

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.

Pew Research CenterJune 16, 2017

Q&A: Pew Research Center’s president on key issues in U.S. polling

Read a Q&A with Michael Dimock, president of Pew Research Center, on recent developments in public opinion polling and what lies ahead.

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%.

U.S. PoliticsMay 15, 2017

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout

Among the 35 OECD countries, the U.S. ranks 28th in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but fourth in terms of turnout among registered voters.

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.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.