2022 Youth Vote
CIRCLE research on young voters tracks their turnout, the issues they care about, and what helps or hinders their participation.
The Power and Impact of Young People
Coming off two election cycles with historic increases in youth voter turnout, young people are once again poised to play a major role in the 2022 midterms. Find all our data on young people's electoral participation, vote choice, key issues among diverse groups of youth who are reshaping our democracy.
Something big needs to change in how we prepare youth to vote, expand the electorate, and create a more equitable and representative democracy.
A New Paradigm to Expand the Electorate
CIRCLE Growing Voters is a new report and framework that challenges institutions and communities to take an active role in equitably preparing the next generation of voters to participate in democracy. Join us on June 14 as we release a major report and launch this initiative.
CIRCLE at 20
Read our 20th anniversary report and consider how you can partner with us for the work ahead.
A Chronicle of Our Impact and Future Roadmap
2021 marked CIRCLE's 20th anniversary. We produced a report to document our impact over the past two decades and to highlight how we'll address the challenges of preparing all youth for democratic participation in the years to come.
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg served as principal investigator of this effort to transform civic education in America.
Educating for American Democracy
Preparing all young people to be engaged and effective participants in their communities and in democracy requires more than just reinvesting in civic education: it requires reshaping it to meet the needs of a diverse 21st century student body.
We're sharing comprehensive data and analyses on young people's participation and influence on the 2020 election.
Youth Voting in 2020
The 2020 election cycle was unprecedented: young people coped with a pandemic, took to the streets, and cast early ballots in record numbers. Our in-depth analyses of youth participating we're providing data and insights on their engagement and impact at every level in the 2020 election.
Voting Laws and Other Access Issues Shaped the Youth Vote in 2022
Data from our post-election survey suggests that youth in states with facilitative electoral laws may have faced fewer barriers to vote.
CIRCLE Supports Strong Civics for All During Civic Learning Week
Our experts presented research and shared insights from our work during this weeklong event focused on strengthening civic education in the United States.
Equitable Civic Learning for All: How K-12 Schools Can Grow Voters
Civic learning that reaches all youth, includes media literacy, and helps foster a democratic school climate is key to growing voters.
Gen Z, Aware of its Power, Wants to Have Impact on a Wide Range of Issues
The youngest generation of eligible voters already makes up the majority of the 18-29 age group and bring unique concerns and experiences to the electorate.
Youth Are Interested in Political Action, but Lack Support and Opportunities
Young people continue to believe in their—and their generation's—political power, but some don't feel qualified to participate.