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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Will Strong Youth Turnout Continue in Nevada and South Carolina?

Following record-breaking youth turnout in the New Hampshire primary and Iowa caucus, all eyes now turn to the upcoming contests in Nevada and South Carolina, two demographically diverse states that could help paint a more accurate picture of how youth will shape the 2016 nominating process. Youth Demographics in NV and SC About one-fifth of Read More >

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February 18th, 2016
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Exclusive New Research: Where Will Youth Voters Shape the 2016 Elections?

We’ve already seen young people have an impact on the early 2016 presidential contests, one more data point to add to the evidence that youth matter to elections. Today CIRCLE presents the Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI), our exclusive, data-based rankings of the states and districts where young voters (ages 18-29) have the most potential Read More >

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February 5th, 2016
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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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African American Youth: Political Engagement Trends

In the past three election cycles (2008, 2010, 2012), young African Americans turned out to vote at a higher rate than youth of any other racial or ethnic group. That’s one of the primary takeaways from our recently released fact sheet on the voting and political engagement trends of African American youth.

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October 10th, 2014
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