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 Attitudes and Beliefs

This series of research products address youth attitudes and beliefs towards various aspects of community and political participation.

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Generation Z Voters Could Make Waves in 2018 Midterm Elections

In a new article for The Conversation, CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg shares highlights from our poll of young people’s engagement in the upcoming  elections, including a new analysis of how several youth attitudes and opinions affect their likelihood to vote in the midterms. To learn more about what might be motivating Generation Z to vote, Read More >

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October 19th, 2018
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Engaging a Broader Youth Electorate: 10 Research-Based Recommendations for Increasing Voter Engagement

Today, CIRCLE is releasing the final report on a joint project conducted with Opportunity Youth United (OYU) which aims to engage low-income young people and local election administrators to make electoral systems to be more responsive to these marginalized voters’ needs.  The report, based on a survey of over 1,200 young people from six politically Read More >

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October 12th, 2018
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CIRCLE Poll: Ahead of 2018 Midterms, A New Generation Finds its Political Voice

This is the second in a series of posts about an exclusive new CIRCLE 2018 pre-election poll of youth aged 18-24. The survey was developed by CIRCLE and the polling firm GfK, which collected the data from their nationally representative panel of respondents between September 5 and September 26, 2018. The study surveyed a total Read More >

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October 11th, 2018
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CIRCLE Poll: Youth Engagement in the 2018 Election

This is the first in a series of posts about an exclusive new CIRCLE 2018 pre-election poll of youth aged 18-24. The survey was developed by CIRCLE, and the polling firm GfK collected the data from their nationally representative panel of respondents between September 5 and September 26, 2018. The study surveyed a total of Read More >

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October 9th, 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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