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Youth Voting/Political Participation

This series of research products addresses: youth voting trends, recent Presidential & midterm primaries, caucuses and elections, voting laws, what works in getting out the vote (GOTV), and local political parties and youth.

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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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Exclusive Analysis: Hillary Clinton and Young Voters

Today CIRCLE released a new analysis of Hillary Clinton’s level of support among young people, ages 17-29, throughout the 2016 Democratic primaries and considers her potential with youth in this November’s general election match-up against Republican nominee Donald Trump. The document reviews youth voting in 27 states where exit polls were conducted, makes historical comparisons to previous Read More >

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August 10th, 2016
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Youth Voting in the 2016 Primaries

Throughout the 2016 primaries, CIRCLE conducted state-by-state analyses of youth voting in both parties’ nominating contests. As this month’s Republican and Democratic conventions officially bring the primary season to a close, this fact sheet revisits the day-after youth turnout estimates we calculated for each state contest and expands on the major trend we have highlighted throughout: a considerable increase Read More >

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July 27th, 2016
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Exclusive Analysis: Donald Trump and Young Voters

Today CIRCLE released a comprehensive analysis of Donald Trump’s level of support from young people during the 2016 primary election cycle, which examines how Trump’s  support from young voters stacks up with previous Republican nominees, as well as implications for the general election. Read: Donald Trump and Young Voters Based on CIRCLE analysis of 21 Republican Read More >

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June 20th, 2016
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Guest Post – Developing Youth Skills Before and After Election Day

This guest post is the fourth in a series about whether and how youth electoral engagement can have broader goals, including connections to civic life and democracy more generally. Please read the first, second, and third posts as well. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to discuss the content and implications, and keep an eye out for future posts and Read More >

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June 16th, 2016
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