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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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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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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Race, Gender, Party Affiliation Shaped Youth Vote in Super Tuesday Republican Races

With the Republican presidential nomination still competitive, results from Super Tuesday’s Republican primaries can provide insight into upcoming contests. An estimated 900,000 young people participated in Republican contests on Super Tuesday for which we can calculate estimates. This post will break down differences between the youth who participated, as well as between young people and Read More >

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March 14th, 2016
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