Voter confidence ticks up in 2022 — but deep partisan divides remain


Voter confidence is ticking back up after the 2022 midterms, even as a deep partisan divide remains, according to a new survey released this week.

Overall, 69 percent of registered voters said they were either very or somewhat confident that votes at a nationwide level were counted as intended, a prominent measure of voter trust in election integrity. The results come from a new survey from the MIT Election Data + Science Lab, a nonpartisan research group at the eponymous college.

That is up from 61 percent in MIT’s 2020 version of the same survey.