What's a millennial?
Millennials are the generation that came of adult age at the turn of the millennium. It generally refers to those age 18-34 born on or after 1982.
Do Millennials vote?
United States vs. Kansas Voter Turnout % by age
Kansas has lower than national average youth turnout, but higher than national average middle-age/elder turnout.
Kansas Population Vs. Kansas Voting Population 2014
Kansas millennials (18-34) are drastically underrepresented in the voting population. Kansans around age 40 are proportionally represented and Kansans increasingly become overrepresented after age 45. Kansans 65 and older were 462% more likely to vote in 2014 than Kansans age 18-24. In 2012 they were 232% more likely.
Kansas Millennials 2014
Why Millennial Representation matters
Millennials are now the largest voting age generation in the United States, yet the least likely to vote. They are the most diverse in history and have clear and distinct views on issues, policies, and politics.
U.S. Millennial Race/Ethnicity
Millennials are the most diverse generation with 44% being a part of a minority race or ethnic group.
U.S. Millennial Religious Composition
Millennials are the least religious generation with 37% not identifying with any faith.
Millennial Party Affiliation
Millennial leaning Party Affiliation
Half of Millennials identify as Independent. Over half are Democrat leaning.
Unified policy preference
Millennial policy preferences are unified even more so than political parties. Millennials overwhelmingly favor things like pre-kindergarten education access, renewable energy expansion, and reductions in nonviolent criminal sentencing. In essence, Millennials favor the rapid expansion of quality of life measures.
Where are Millennials?
On college Campuses
Kansas Millennials Age Breakdown
18-24 in Higher Ed.
The highest concentration of Millennials are those under 25. Nearly half are enrolled in public higher education.
on Social Media
Millennial Social Media Used
18-29 Facebook use frequency
Around 90% of 18-29 year olds use Facebook of which over 90% use it weekly. 61% of Millennials get political and governmental news from Facebook.
How we increase turnout
Invest in youth turnout