Improving civic education and increasing youth engagement in the United States requires work at every level from all members of society. Civic leaders—elected officials, policy makers, heads of influential organizations, and others—are in a unique position to promote and champion vital, substantive improvements.
Only 12.3 Million Young People, 18-29, Voted for President Obama in ‘12; Down from 14.8 Million in ‘08
CIRCLE Releases Full 2012 Youth Vote Analysis from Census Population Survey Data MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MA – With this week’s release of the Census Current Population Survey November Supplement, or CPS, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) today published final estimates of how young people voted in the 2012 election. Please Read More >
Several scholars asked this question in 2005 and 2006 as they experimented with election-day festivals as a tool to increase voter turnout. Festivals may seem a foreign concept to some who have only experienced rather sedate election days. But the voting experience used to be far more social (for men, at least) than it is Read More >
Interested in facts about young voters in the midterm elections? CIRCLE has a variety of fact sheets showing youth participation in past midterm elections.graph
Massachusetts Senate Election: Youth Turnout Was Just 15%, Compared to 57% for Older Citizens; Young Voters Favored Coakley
Interviews with Experts Available; Contact David Roscow at 703-276-2772 x21 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tisch College, Medford/Somerville, Mass – In the special election for Massachusetts Senator, young voters (age 18-29) preferred Democrat Martha Coakley over Republican Scott Brown by 58%-40% (with 2% for other candidates), according to a survey of 1,000 voters conducted on January 19, by Read More >