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

UPDATE – 21.5% Youth Turnout: Two-Day Estimate Comparable to Recent Midterm Years

UPDATE, 11/6/2014: On Thursday, CIRCLE released its exclusive, revised two-day estimate of national youth voter turnout, which shows that at least 10 million young people went to the polls in Tuesday’s midterm elections — a youth turnout rate of 21.5%. The number of young voters in Tuesday’s election is comparable to the turnout seen in Read More >

November 5th, 2014
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Youth Turnout: At Least 49%, 22-23 Million Under-30 Voted

Youth Vote, Strongly for Obama, Determines Outcome in Key Battleground States of PA, VA, FL, and OH Medford/Somerville, Mass. –  The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) – the preeminent youth research organization at Tufts University – this morning released an exclusive turnout estimate showing that 22-23 million young Americans Read More >

November 7th, 2012
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Millennials are on Par with Boomers in Voter Turnout

In the United States, older people vote at higher rates than under-30s. The likelihood that an individual will vote rises with age. Therefore, if you graph the turnout of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1965) and Millennials (born after 1979) by year, you will see a clear gap that favors the Boomers: CIRCLE generated the above graph Read More >

October 29th, 2012
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Youth Volunteering Rate Much Higher than in the 1970s and ’80s

At CIRCLE, we often receive questions about the youth volunteering rate today compared to past generations. The following graph, based on Census data, shows that young people are considerably more likely to volunteer than they were in 1989 or 1974, two years when the Census Current Population Survey included a volunteering question that has also Read More >

Categories: CIRCLE Blog
May 3rd, 2011
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Millennials Talk Politics: Clues for Further Engagement

In November 2007, CIRCLE released a major new report on college students’ political engagement entitled Millennials Talk Politics (MTP), based on 47 focus groups on 12 four year campuses across the country. This ‘Research to Practice’ article provides concrete examples of how MTP has been used by students, college professors, and college administrators to encourage Read More >

July 19th, 2010
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