At Least 52% of Young Americans Voted This Year, New Data Show

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Voter turnout among Americans under the age of 30 rose to between 52 percent and 53 percent in this fall’s election, up from 48 percent in the previous presidential election, according to updated estimates released today by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.

The highest participation rate on record for that age group is 55.4 percent, which was achieved in 1972, the first presidential election after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18.

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