CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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2016 Election Center

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Find all of our data and analysis about youth voting in the 2016 presidential election—from the primaries all the way to November. We provide exclusive estimates of youth voter turnout and the most up-to-date numbers on youth share and youth vote choice. The Election Center also includes data maps, important media narratives, and other resources for understanding and contextualizing young people's political participation.

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Mitigating the Negative Consequences of Living in Civic Deserts – What Digital Media Can (and have yet to) Do

This post is a follow-up to The Conversation piece written by CIRCLE staff, which explored the concept of “civic deserts” and showed that youth who live in civic deserts are less civically engaged and less likely to believe in the power of collective engagement. “Civic deserts,” a new term coined by CIRCLE’s Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and Read More >

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October 10th, 2017
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Civics for the 21st Century

Yesterday, CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and former CIRCLE Director Peter Levine released a new white paper, “The Republic is (Still) at Risk — and Civics is Part of the Solution,” at the Democracy at a Crossroads National Summit in Washington, D.C.[1] In-school civic education opportunities provide a foundational basis for youth civic development, which is Read More >

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September 22nd, 2017
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CIRCLE Seeks a Senior Researcher

CIRCLE is seeking a Senior Researcher with deep backgrounds in quantitative research methodologies, and varied experience in planning and executing research projects of various scales, independently and as part of a professional team. The Senior Researcher will be a Tufts University employee and will work in the main CIRCLE office on the Tufts campus in Read More >

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August 11th, 2017
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When Civic Skill Development Translates to Broader Youth Development: A Program Profile

As part of CIRCLE’s focus on closing civic learning and opportunity gaps among youth, we form partnerships with youth-serving and youth-led groups to help build knowledge and increase our impact. The following post explains one such partnership. It focuses on skill development for college, career, and civic life, and involves sustained programming, respect, and youth Read More >

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July 18th, 2017
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Research-Informed Investment: CIRCLE’s New RAYSE Index

All youth deserve to have a voice on issues that matter to them. Unfortunately, research continues to show that this ideal is not achieved for millions of young people. CIRCLE is committed to helping organizations and governments use research and data to improve civic life and close gaps in opportunities for civic engagement. In a Read More >

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April 26th, 2017
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