What You Need to Know About Youth, Race and Politics in 4 Charts

By Kenrya Rankin Oct 24, 2016

A new report from Black Youth Project’s GenFoward survey—which is conducted in collaboration with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research—uncovers some interesting shifts as the nation nears the November 8 general election.

Released today (October 24), the latest installment of the monthly report compiles the results of interviews with 1,832 people ages 18 to 30. Here are some must-see takeaways:

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has widened her lead among all young voters, with 42 percent saying they will vote for her, versus 15 percent who are planning to vote for her primary opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Last month, those percentages were 36 and 18, respectively.


With the support of 60 percent of young voters, Clinton has the same level of buy-in that President Barack Obama enjoyed in the 2012 election, but her base is Whiter. Latinxs are the least likely community of color to support Clinton.


Most young voters of color who initially supported Bernie Sanders have decided to vote for Clinton. Meanwhile, 35 percent their White counterparts will cast their votes for a third-party candidate.


When asked “which candidate would better handle race relations?” respondents selected Clinton across the board. Interestingly, nearly a quarter (23 percent) said, “neither.”


Read the full report here.