CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
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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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Full Analysis: Young Voters in the 2016 General Election

Since Election Day, CIRCLE’s analysis has focused on whom young people voted for, how many voted, and which segments of the youth population cast their ballots—placing each in historical context by examining trends from recent elections. Today’s analysis looks more deeply at the youth vote in the 2016 presidential race, offering a breakdown of young people’s Read More >

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November 17th, 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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Guest Post – A Sense of Youth Agency Beyond Elections

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

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June 6th, 2016
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Guest Post – The Power of Youth-led Organizations: Combining Issue Organizing, Voter Engagement, and Leadership Development

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

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March 30th, 2016
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How Do Young People Decide Who to Vote for?

Data from past elections suggest that young voters care more about issues than candidates’ perceived personal qualities, but given a choice of personal qualities, they especially favor candidates whom they feel are “in touch with” people like them. This is the first of two posts about what matters to young voters; the second will consider Read More >

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July 20th, 2015
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