30 in 100 eligible voters are now millennials; 6 of those 30 will vote in the 2018 midterms. 55 million millennials expected not to vote in 2018.
Voting age population in 2016: 250m (estimated voting eligible population: 230m)
Why Millennials didn’t vote in 2016:
http://data.voterparticipation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/A-Demographic-Profile-of-the-RAE-in-2016-1.pdf page 119
Drop-off among Millennials is predicted to be 54.1% (or 17.2 million voters)
http://data.voterparticipation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Report.VPC_.Drop-Off.fi_.2017.06.29.pdf page 6
What share of vote might Millennials have in 2018?
1 in 4 ballots cast in 2016 (25%)
Expected 1 in 10 ballots cast in 2018 (10%)
Millennials believe the U.S. is moving in the wrong direction. However, they still see engaging with institutions, including government (through actions like voting and petitioning), as a way of creating positive change for the causes and social issues they care about. 77% say that voting is the duty of every citizens.
Millennial “slacktivisim” 37% signed an online petition.