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

’08 Primary: Summary

Youth turnout has been much higher in the 2008 primaries than in recent years. In some states, youth turnout has tripled or quadrupled. More than three million young Americans voted on Super Tuesday. Please see CIRCLE fact sheets on primary results so far: “National” results for Super Tuesday (with youth voter information from all Super Read More >

August 13th, 2010
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Political Engagement After the Election: What’s Next?

Millions of youth were mobilized in the 2008 election cycle. Youth voter participation increased by at least 3.4 million young people compared to 2004. Moreover, youth were a constituency that was targeted by numerous campaigns, and many young people actively worked to elect the candidate of their choice.However, a resulting question that has been asked Read More >

December 19th, 2009
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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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Peter Levine at American Sociological Association

Peter Levine will participate in a Presidential Plenary Session at the American Sociological Association’s 104th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. The plenary session, Why Obama Won (and What that Says about Democracy and Change in America) is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, from 12:30pm – 2:10pm at the Hilton San Francisco

Categories: Research Topics
June 3rd, 2009
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Turnout by Education, Race and Gender and Other 2008 Youth Voting Statistics

November 2008 Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Medford, MA – Now that the dust has settled from a record turnout of young voters, new research reveals young Americans voted for Obama across party and racial lines, but youth with no college experience were underrepresented at the polls, according to Tisch College’s Read More >

November 24th, 2008
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