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 Center

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Our 2018 Election Center contains the most important CIRCLE data and analysis related to young people and the 2018 midterm elections, as well as additional tools and resources like our Youth Electoral Significance Index.

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Understanding Voting Data: Youth Turnout vs. Youth Share

On the upcoming election night—and in the days and weeks after—we will be sharing and updating data on young people’s participation in the 2018 midterms. So far, based on our exclusive pre-election poll of young people, we are seeing positive signs and signals about youth engagement in the midterms. It is important to understand and Read More >

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November 1st, 2018
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The Impact of Local News on Youth Political Engagement

In a new blog post for 22×20—a media literacycampaign co-led by CIRCLE that aims to get the 22 million newly eligible voters in 2020 ready to participate in elections—CIRCLE’s Director of Impact Abby Kiesa uses data from our exclusive youth poll to explore the relationship between local news and political engagement. Our data show that Read More >

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October 30th, 2018
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CIRCLE Poll: Young People’s Ambivalent Relationship with Political Parties

This is the fourth 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, which collected the data from their nationally representative panel of respondents between September 5 and September 26, 2018. The study surveyed a total Read More >

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October 24th, 2018
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Generation Z Voters Could Make Waves in 2018 Midterm Elections

In a new article for The Conversation, CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg shares highlights from our poll of young people’s engagement in the upcoming  elections, including a new analysis of how several youth attitudes and opinions affect their likelihood to vote in the midterms. To learn more about what might be motivating Generation Z to vote, Read More >

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October 19th, 2018
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CIRCLE Poll: So Much for Slacktivism, As Youth Translate Online Engagement to Offline Political Action

This is the third 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, which collected the data from their nationally representative panel of respondents between September 5 and September 26, 2018. The study surveyed a total Read More >

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October 15th, 2018
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