CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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2016 Election Center

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Find all of our data and analysis about youth voting in the 2016 presidential election—from the primaries all the way to November. We provide exclusive estimates of youth voter turnout and the most up-to-date numbers on youth share and youth vote choice. The Election Center also includes data maps, important media narratives, and other resources for understanding and contextualizing young people's political participation.

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An Estimated 24 Million Young People Voted in 2016 Election

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)—the preeminent youth research organization at Tufts University—this morning released an analysis of 2016 exit poll data in historical context. As in the poll that we conducted before the election, we continue to see big differences among young people depending on their race and Read More >

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November 9th, 2016
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UPDATED: Young People Reject Trump, But Older Voters Propel Him to Unexpected Victory

Note: This post was published in the early hours of Wednesday, before the presidential election was called for Donald Trump. We will be offering additional analysis later today, throughout the week, and beyond. — In an election cycle full of surprises, Tuesday night’s  results have gone against virtually all of the polling-based projections. While as of Read More >

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November 9th, 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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Exclusive CIRCLE Poll on Millennial Attitudes about Presidential Election, Contact by Campaigns/Parties

Most Millennials paying attention to presidential election, but far fewer to congressional elections 30% of Clinton supporters contacted by campaigns, 28% of young Trump supporters contacted, 70% not contacted at all   Our new poll of Millennials shows that, contrary to common misconceptions and similar to the primaries, young people are actively engaged in this Read More >

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October 17th, 2016
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Tisch College and the unConvention: Politics & The Press in 2016

On Monday, October 17, CIRCLE’s home, Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, will host a special panel on media coverage of the 2016 presidential election. The event, titled A Year Like No Others: Politics & The Press in 2016, is part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series and one of the featured satellite Read More >

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October 13th, 2016
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