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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Engaging a Broader Youth Electorate: 10 Research-Based Recommendations for Increasing Voter Engagement

Today, CIRCLE is releasing the final report on a joint project conducted with Opportunity Youth United (OYU) which aims to engage low-income young people and local election administrators to make electoral systems to be more responsive to these marginalized voters’ needs.  The report, based on a survey of over 1,200 young people from six politically Read More >

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October 12th, 2018
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CIRCLE Poll: Ahead of 2018 Midterms, A New Generation Finds its Political Voice

This is the second 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 11th, 2018
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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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