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 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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New Census Data Confirm Increase in Youth Voter Turnout In 2008 Election

Youth Voter Turnout Rate Rose to 51.1 Percent, Third Highest Rate Ever: 2 Million More Young People Voted Than in 2004 The fact sheet on youth voter turnout and trends in 2008 and a 50-state breakdown can be downloaded here (PDF). The press release is here. Tisch College, Tufts University — Nearly two million more Read More >

April 28th, 2009
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Preliminary CIRCLE Projection: Youth Voter Turnout Up

About 22-24 Million Young Americans Go to the Polls: Up by at Least 2.2 Million from 2004 Young voters favor Obama over McCain 66% to 32%; 18% of all voters were young

November 5th, 2008
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