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 Demographics

This series of research products addresses the number of young people in the United States and breakdowns by demographics such as race, ethnicity, and education.

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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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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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Rural Millennials, the 2016 Election and Civic Deserts

Today, our Director and Senior Researcher have a new analysis up at The Conversation about the 2016 election and access to civic resources. Right after the election, our analysis of the Edison Research exit poll showed that youth in rural areas (less than 50,000 population) were more likely than youth nationally to support President Trump. Read More >

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March 27th, 2017
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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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More Young White Men, More College-Grads Among 2016 Youth Electorate

The results of the 2016 election surprised most observers, and our previous analysis highlighted that youth made their voices heard in the race for the presidency. We estimate that 24 million young people cast ballots on November 8, and while youth vote choice nationally did not differ much from 2012, it’s worth looking more closely Read More >

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November 14th, 2016
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