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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2018 Election E-Update

November 16th, 2018
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The Youth Vote in the 2018 Midterms

Since Election Day, CIRCLE has been publishing exclusive data and analysis on myriad aspects of youth engagement in the midterm elections. The headline: 31% of youth voted last Tuesday, up from 21% in the 2014 midterms and the highest youth turnout rate in at least a quarter century.



Here’s our latest on youth participation in 2018:

Check our website soon for more, and explore all of our work related to the 2018 midterms in our 2018 Election Center.


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Help Youth Amplify their Voices and Advocate Ahead of 2020

The 2018 election is now behind us, and 2020 will be here before we know it. 22×20a network of media, cultural, and educational partners amplifying and diversifying teen voice, political expression, and media creation ahead of the 2020 election, has released its latest lesson plan and call to action: Amplify and Advocate.

Check it out and share with teachers in your life!


CIRCLE in the News

– The Conversation: The other 2018 midterm wave: A historic 10-point jump in turnout among young people

U.S. News & World Report: Young Voters Turned Out in Historic Numbers, Early Estimates Show

– Voice of America: Young Voters Turn Out at ‘Extraordinary’ Rate in Midterms

– NBC News: Youth, Latino mobilization paid off in the midterms. Now groups gear up for 2020.

– Teen Vogue: The 2018 Midterms Saw Big Youth Voter Turnout, but There’s Still Room for Growth

– Refinery29: The Verdict Is In: The Youth Vote Shaped The US Midterm Results

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