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

Top 8 Takeaways about Young Voters and the 2014 Election

Each election year, the headlines about youth voters tend to be the same. The relatively low turnout rate is usually lamented, and sometimes there is some analysis of whether one party (usually the Democrats) benefited from youth support. But it is important to see complexities and derive subtler lessons. Here are our eight takeaways from Read More >

November 12th, 2014
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Youth Turnout Down in New Jersey, About the Same in Virginia, Compared to Past Gubernatorial Elections

Turnout of Voters Under Age 30 is 19% in New Jersey, 17% in Virginia, and 12% in New York City Interviews with Experts Available; Contact David Roscow at 703-276-2772 x14 or kathleen@tricomassociates.com Tisch College, Medford/Somerville, Mass. –  Young voters played a major role in the 2008 presidential election, but less so in 2009.  In the Read More >

November 4th, 2009
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Media Use Among Young People in 2006

by Karlo Barrios Marcelo December 2007 This fact sheet identifies trends in media usage among young people and adults using data from the Civic and Political Health of the Nation Surveys (2002 and 2006), General Social Survey, and Monitoring the Future. Download “Media Use Among Young People in 2006.”

December 11th, 2007
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Young Urban Voters in the Midterm Election Year 2006

by Karlo Barrios Marcelo July 2007 This fact sheet presents voter turnout data by urban, suburban, and rural areas, as well as by metropolitan area (29 unique metropolitan areas) by subgroup and age. The Current Population Survey, November (Voting) Supplement, 2006, was the data source used for this analysis. Download “Young Urban Voters in the Read More >

July 5th, 2007
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