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

2018 Election

2018 Election

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Why Youth Don’t Vote – Differences by Race and Education

Many efforts to increase youth voting focus on getting young people registered. That’s a crucial component to driving electoral engagement, but it’s only half the battle; we need to ensure that registered youth actually go out and cast a ballot on Election Day. In 2016, nearly six million young people (ages 18-29) were “undermobilized”—meaning they Read More >

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August 21st, 2018
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How Do Young People Vote in Midterm Elections?

The 2018 election season is well underway. Dozens of states have already held primaries for Congressional and gubernatorial races, with more contests underway in the coming weeks. At CIRCLE, we are especially focused on elections in which young people are poised to play a significant role and possibly swing the final results. Our Youth Electoral Read More >

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June 26th, 2018
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YESI 2018: Top 50 Congressional Districts

Last month, we released the top 10 congressional districts in our 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI), a data-based tool that ranks the 2018 midterm races around the country where young people have the highest potential to have a decisive impact on the result. We later shared the top 10 statewide races—Senate and gubernatorial—where youth Read More >

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April 11th, 2018
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YESI 2018: The States Where Youth Can Swing Senate and Governor Races

Many sectors of society must play a role in increasing youth voting and participation in democracy, and they can employ varied strategies to drive engagement. Different stakeholders will approach these efforts with diverse goals: some want to improve equity in civic participation, others to build a broad base of political power, and others still simply Read More >

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March 27th, 2018
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From #Parkland to the Polls: Teen Activism and Youth Voting in 2018

Young people across the country are leading the debate about gun violence in the U.S. in the wake of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Their words and actions have served to underscore the diversity of young people’s views and experiences, and have resulted in a national conversation about Read More >

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March 23rd, 2018
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