Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement

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February 25, 2022

Young women of color continue to lead civic and political engagement

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The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is pictured next to Jumbo on Feb. 8. Cora Hartmann / The Tufts Daily - Circule

Our 2020 data showed that young Asian women, young Black women, and young Latinas were more likely to talk politics, participate in elections, and fight racism.

In recent years, as youth have increased their civic and political participation both in the streets and at the ballot box, young women have often led the charge. In the 2020 election, we estimated voter turnout among young women was 55%, compared to 44% among young men. But, just as young people overall are not a monolith and differences in views or engagement among men and women, for example, are crucial to understand, there is also diversity among young women—especially by race/ethnicity.

Click here to read the full article published by Circle on 3 February 2022.

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Noorya Hayat, Aadhya Shivakumar and Alberto Medina
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Circle
Publication year: 
2022
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