CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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2016 Election

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Post-election Millennial Poll Reveals Divides, Opportunities for Youth Engagement

A new CIRCLE poll of Millennials finds that, in the aftermath of the election, young people are unsurprisingly divided—depending on who they voted for in 2016—in their attitudes about American values and priorities, the health of the nation’s democracy, and the future of their own civic and political engagement. The differences between Trump voters (35% Read More >

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March 7th, 2017
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Full Analysis: Young Voters in the 2016 General Election

Since Election Day, CIRCLE’s analysis has focused on whom young people voted for, how many voted, and which segments of the youth population cast their ballots—placing each in historical context by examining trends from recent elections. Today’s analysis looks more deeply at the youth vote in the 2016 presidential race, offering a breakdown of young people’s Read More >

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November 17th, 2016
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More Young White Men, More College-Grads Among 2016 Youth Electorate

The results of the 2016 election surprised most observers, and our previous analysis highlighted that youth made their voices heard in the race for the presidency. We estimate that 24 million young people cast ballots on November 8, and while youth vote choice nationally did not differ much from 2012, it’s worth looking more closely Read More >

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November 14th, 2016
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An Estimated 24 Million Young People Voted in 2016 Election

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)—the preeminent youth research organization at Tufts University—this morning released an analysis of 2016 exit poll data in historical context. As in the poll that we conducted before the election, we continue to see big differences among young people depending on their race and Read More >

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November 9th, 2016
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UPDATED: Young People Reject Trump, But Older Voters Propel Him to Unexpected Victory

Note: This post was published in the early hours of Wednesday, before the presidential election was called for Donald Trump. We will be offering additional analysis later today, throughout the week, and beyond. — In an election cycle full of surprises, Tuesday night’s  results have gone against virtually all of the polling-based projections. While as of Read More >

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November 9th, 2016
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Find more analysis in our 2016 Election Center. For regular updates in your Inbox about youth and the 2016 election, sign up for CIRCLE's monthly E-Update here.