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

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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YESI 2018: Top 50 Congressional Districts

Last month, we released the top 10 congressional districts in our 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI), a data-based tool that ranks the 2018 midterm races around the country where young people have the highest potential to have a decisive impact on the result. We later shared the top 10 statewide races—Senate and gubernatorial—where youth Read More >

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April 11th, 2018
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YESI 2018: The States Where Youth Can Swing Senate and Governor Races

Many sectors of society must play a role in increasing youth voting and participation in democracy, and they can employ varied strategies to drive engagement. Different stakeholders will approach these efforts with diverse goals: some want to improve equity in civic participation, others to build a broad base of political power, and others still simply Read More >

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March 27th, 2018
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From #Parkland to the Polls: Teen Activism and Youth Voting in 2018

Young people across the country are leading the debate about gun violence in the U.S. in the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Their words and actions have served to underscore the diversity of young people’s views and experiences, and have resulted in a national conversation about Read More >

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March 23rd, 2018
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Millennials’ Diverse Political Views: A Typology of the Rising Generation

Today, CIRCLE is releasing a new, exclusive typology of Millennial political ideology that goes beyond stereotypes and simplistic left/right categorizations to provide a more in-depth look at young people’s political views. Read the Full Report Millennials are already the largest group of potential voters and are destined to dominate American politics in decades to come. Read More >

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March 1st, 2018
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Top 10 Congressional Districts Where Youth Might Decide the 2018 Elections

In many communities, young people make up a substantial proportion of the population, yet are sometimes not included in campaign outreach. More local elections can help to connect issues youth care about in their communities to elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) utilizes indicators of demographics, historical voting patterns, and projected competitiveness to produce Read More >

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March 1st, 2018
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