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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How to Understand Youth Voting Data

As Election Day approaches, CIRCLE is compiling historical data and preparing for our day-after youth voter turnout analysis. Two statistics that will be a part of the conversation about young voters are the youth share of all voters and youth voter turnout. While both data points say something about the role of young voters in Read More >

October 22nd, 2012
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Young Adults Represented 11% of Voters, According to Final Exit Polls

Young Adults (age 18-29) represented 11% of all voters in the 2010 midterm elections, according to the National Exit Poll conducted by Edison Mitofsky Research. Young adults were 12% of voters in 2006 and 11% in 2002. The preliminary Exit Poll estimate of youth share was raised after first official reports in the media last Read More >

November 3rd, 2010
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Young Adults (age 18-29) Represented 9-10% of All Voters, According to Preliminary Exit Poll Data. They Were 12% of Voters in 2006

Youth Voter Turnout Estimates to be Available From CIRCLE Tomorrow Experts to Offer Youth Vote Analysis of Midterm Election Results On Press Conference Call Briefing, Wed., 10 am ET Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Medford, MA – Youth represented 9%-10% of all voters, compared to 12% in 2006, according to the Read More >

November 2nd, 2010
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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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