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Race, Gender, and Immigrant Status

This series of research products addresses youth civic engagement indicators based on race, ethnicity, gender and immigrant status.

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Young Women and Non-Black Youth Favored Sanders on Super Tuesday; Issue Priorities Drive Differences in Vote Choice by Age

Although the delegate count remains decidedly in Secretary Hillary Clinton’s favor, the Democratic nomination contest remains competitive, with both Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaigns aggressively courting young people where they live, study, and work. As this analysis of Democratic voters on Super Tuesday shows, the results of key upcoming primaries may depend on which Read More >

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March 31st, 2016
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African American Youth Support Secretary Clinton, Shape Results in South Carolina

The South Carolina Democratic Primary occurred on February 27, 2016. Secretary Clinton won that primary, but Senator Bernie Sanders won the youth vote narrowly. A majority of young voters were African American, and Secretary Clinton won 61% of their votes while losing other young voters by about three-to-one. In this post, we look more closely Read More >

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March 8th, 2016
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Top 8 Takeaways about Young Voters and the 2014 Election

Each election year, the headlines about youth voters tend to be the same. The relatively low turnout rate is usually lamented, and sometimes there is some analysis of whether one party (usually the Democrats) benefited from youth support. But it is important to see complexities and derive subtler lessons. Here are our eight takeaways from Read More >

November 12th, 2014
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Latino Youth: Political Engagement Trends

Latino youth saw an increase of 46.6% to 48.9% in their voter registration rates between 2008 and 2012, even as youth of other racial and ethnic backgrounds all experienced declines, but the voting rates of young Hispanics (ages 18-29) still lag behind those of their peers and they remain the most “civically alienated” group.

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October 21st, 2014
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Asian American Youth: Political Engagement Trends

The 2008 presidential election marked the highest reported voter turnout among Asian American youth since 1992, with a rate of 43%. This is one take-away from CIRCLE’s recently released fact sheet on the voting and political engagement trends of young Asian Americans.

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October 17th, 2014
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