8 Facts About Gen Z Voters

Updated: Jul 11, 2020

Vote Z is a nonprofit organization working to change the culture around voting amongst Generation Z by registering voters, facilitating dialogue on civic action, and promoting engagement with the democratic process. Below are ten facts about Generation Z Voters with the sources for the facts are at the bottom of the page.


  1. Genziers will make up one-in-ten eligible voters in the 2020 electorate. [1]

  2. Even though we have grown up in the age of social media and the internet, Gen Z wants to talk face-to-face. 53% of Generation Z said they prefer in-person discussion over online communication. [2]

  3. Members of Gen Z are on track to be the best-educated generation as they are more likely to attend college and less likely to drop out of high school than previous generations. [3]

  4. Genziers are starting to search for jobs early. 25% of students start searching for their job freshman or sophomore year, and 50% start junior or senior year. [4]

  5. Gen Z accounts for 61 million people in the U.S., a group larger than Gen X. [5]

  6. Generation Z values transparency in communication with others. [6]

  7. Gen Z is more racially and ethnically diverse than previous generations. [7]

  8. Generation Z is innovative and entrepreneurial, as 72% of high school genziers want to start their own business. [8]


References


[1] Fry, R. (2020, May 30). Millennials approach Baby Boomers as America's largest generation in electorate. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/04/03/millennials-approach-baby-boomers-as-largest-generation-in-u-s-electorate/

[2] Patel, D. (2017, September 22). 8 Ways Generation Z Will Differ From Millennials In The Workplace. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/deeppatel/2017/09/21/8-ways-generation-z-will-differ-from-millennials-in-the-workplace/


[3] May 14, 2., & Igielnik, K. (2020, May 15). What We Know About Gen Z So Far. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/essay/on-the-cusp-of-adulthood-and-facing-an-uncertain-future-what-we-know-about-gen-z-so-far/


[4] Introducing the First Graduating Class of Generation Z. (2020, April 21). Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://yello.co/blog/introducing-the-first-graduating-class-of-generation-z/


[5] Morris, C. (2018, May 03). 61 million Gen Zers are about to enter the US workforce and radically change it forever. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/01/61-million-gen-zers-about-to-enter-us-workforce-and-change-it.html


[6] Introducing the First Graduating Class of Generation Z. (2020, April 21). Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://yello.co/blog/introducing-the-first-graduating-class-of-generation-z/


[7] May 14, 2., & Igielnik, K. (2020, May 15). What We Know About Gen Z So Far. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/essay/on-the-cusp-of-adulthood-and-facing-an-uncertain-future-what-we-know-about-gen-z-so-far/


[8] Patel, D. (2017, September 22). 8 Ways Generation Z Will Differ From Millennials In The Workplace. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.forbes.com/sites/deeppatel/2017/09/21/8-ways-generation-z-will-differ-from-millennials-in-the-workplace/