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

Youth Demographics

This series of research products addresses the number of young people in the United States and breakdowns by demographics such as race, ethnicity, and education.

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CIRCLE Poll: Youth Engagement in the 2018 Election

This is the first in a series of posts about an exclusive new CIRCLE 2018 pre-election poll of youth aged 18-24. The survey was developed by CIRCLE, and the polling firm GfK collected the data from their nationally representative panel of respondents between September 5 and September 26, 2018. The study surveyed a total of Read More >

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October 9th, 2018
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Are Political Parties and Campaigns Reaching Young People in Civic Deserts?

This is our third post related to civic deserts, a concept first introduced by CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg and Senior Researcher Felicia Sullivan in March 2017. You can read about our initial analysis of civic deserts and a subsequent examination of how digital media can (and cannot) mitigate the effects of living in a civic Read More >

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September 26th, 2018
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Was Ayanna Pressley’s Victory in the MA-7 Primary another Example of Youth Support for Democratic Challengers?

The electoral engagement of young people—and young people of color—matters because their voices are essential to our democracy and because their votes can be particularly influential. Our Youth Electoral Significance Index serves as a predictive model for the races where young voters have the potential to swing the results, and we often conduct post-election analyses Read More >

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September 24th, 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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Millennials’ Diverse Political Views: A Typology of the Rising Generation

Today, CIRCLE is releasing a new, exclusive typology of Millennial political ideology that goes beyond stereotypes and simplistic left/right categorizations to provide a more in-depth look at young people’s political views. Read the Full Report Millennials are already the largest group of potential voters and are destined to dominate American politics in decades to come. Read More >

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March 1st, 2018
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