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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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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CIRCLE 2016 Millennial Poll: Full Analysis

Millennials are the most diverse generation in American history. Their multifaceted diversity shapes their pathways to civic and political engagement, and it results in sometimes dramatically different political views and experiences. It also impacts how young people are reacting to and engaging with this year’s historic presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We previously Read More >

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October 27th, 2016
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Exclusive CIRCLE Poll on Millennial Attitudes about Presidential Election, Contact by Campaigns/Parties

Most Millennials paying attention to presidential election, but far fewer to congressional elections 30% of Clinton supporters contacted by campaigns, 28% of young Trump supporters contacted, 70% not contacted at all   Our new poll of Millennials shows that, contrary to common misconceptions and similar to the primaries, young people are actively engaged in this Read More >

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October 17th, 2016
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Top 50 Districts Where Young People May Impact the 2016 Congressional Elections

In February 2016 we released our exclusive Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI), a statistical model-driven ranking of the states and congressional districts where young people have the highest potential to play a critical role in shaping the Presidential race, as well as House and Senate races, this November. YESI is based on a CIRCLE analysis Read More >

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September 19th, 2016
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Do States Require Students Learn about Political Parties & Ideology?

Only eight states’ civic education standards explicitly require that students learn about the ideological underpinnings of the two major political parties, according to a new working paper from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published by CIRCLE. In “State Standards Scratch the Surface of Learning about Political Parties and Ideology,” Paula McAvoy (UW-Madison), Rebecca Fine Read More >

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September 15th, 2016
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