Uncategorized | 2:50 pm | January 4, 2008 | By Yale Daily News

Analysis: At caucuses, 1 in 5 voters were young

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., 2:45 p.m. — So you say you want a revolution?

A study released earlier this afternoon by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) reports that youth turnout rose to 13 percent in Iowa at the caucuses last night, a dramatic rise from 2004 (4 percent) and 2000 (3 percent). Numbers-wise, that means that about 20 percent of caucus-goers were under 30.

The salient, if not surprising, statistic is that youth supported Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee by the “largest margins of any age group.”

Read the complete analysis here.

-The Yale Daily News

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