GlobalOctober 17, 2018

Many Around the World Are Disengaged From Politics

Aside from voting, relatively few people take part in other forms of political and civic participation. But a 14-country survey finds that some could be motivated to participate on issues like health care, poverty and education.

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.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2018

Turnout in this year’s U.S. House primaries rose sharply, especially on the Democratic side

Turnout in this year’s primaries for Congress and most state governorships surged compared with the last midterms in 2014, particularly among Democrats. Nearly a fifth (19.6%) of registered voters – about 37 million – cast ballots in primary elections for the U.S. House of Representatives – a 56% increase over the 23.7 million who voted in 2014’s House primaries. Turnout that year was 13.7% of registered voters.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 26, 2018

Voter Enthusiasm at Record High in Nationalized Midterm Environment

As elections draw near, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in more than two decades. A record share of registered voters say which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote.

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.

U.S. PoliticsMay 21, 2018

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout

About 55.7% of the U.S. voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, placing America behind most of its OECD peers.

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.