Study: More young people will vote this year than in '08

According to one study, more "Millennials" say they'll vote this year than last time around

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 4, 2012 4:11PM (EDT)

A survey of young people finds that 15 percent more young people, aged 18-29, say they will come out to vote this year - and most will be voting for Obama.

The study was conducted online by the "Gen Y research and consulting firm" Millenial Branding and, and surveyed 2,236 people who fit into that age group.

From the study:

"75% will be voting in this election compared to only 60% that voted in 2008. Of those who will be voting this year, 64% intend to vote for Obama and only 22% for Romney. Out of those polled, 44% associated with the Democratic party, while 27% were Independents and only 17% associated with the Republican party. 54% are either considering or very interested in volunteering with a local campaign."

In conclusion, young people still like Obama.


Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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