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Texas Poll

In a key Super Tuesday state with more than 200 delegates up for grab, young voters could play a big role.

Exclusive Texas Poll

A new CIRCLE survey of Texans under age 40 finds that, despite younger voters' potential to make their voices heard and influence the race, most have not been contacted before the upcoming primary.

New Hampshire

With their vote choice and their numbers, young people shaped the New Hampshire Democratic primary.

Exclusive Youth Turnout Estimate

Nearly 1 in 5 eligible young voters participate in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, and their strong support for Senator Bernie Sanders was decisive in his close victory in the nation's second nominating contest.

2020 Election

In the voting booth and beyond, young people are poised to shape the 2020 elections.

Impact at the Ballot Box

Our comprehensive research on the impact of young voters in 2020 is tracking their participation in primaries, their support of presidential candidates, and their views on the state of American democracy.

Growing Voters

Our framework for expanding the electorate makes the case for engaging youth before they reach voting age.

A Paradigm Shift for Youth Voting

It's not enough to merely mobilize voters after they turn 18. We should grow voters: an effort that must include strong civic education that prepares students to vote, and electoral laws and practices that facilitate participation in democracy.

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A Dedicated Staff

The CIRCLE team is an experienced group of researchers with vast knowledge of youth civic engagement and a shared commitment to creating a more inclusive democracy.

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Submitted by amedin02 on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:30
Abby Kiesa going through data on a large screen
28%
of young people voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout in decades. It's not high enough.
Use Our Work to Inform Yours
Everyone has a role to play in the effort to promote greater and more equitable youth civic engagement. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, journalist, organizational leader, or a young person yourself, use our research to identify where you can make a difference and to drive conversations and initiatives in your community.
28% of young people voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout in decades. It's not high enough.
Take Action

Use Our Work to Inform Yours

Everyone has a role to play in the effort to promote greater and more equitable youth civic engagement. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, journalist, organizational leader, or a young person yourself, use our research to identify where you can make a difference and to drive conversations and initiatives in your community.

Home Page Take Action

Submitted by amedin02 on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 01:30
Abby Kiesa going through data on a large screen
28%
of young people voted in 2018, the highest midterm turnout in decades. It's not high enough.
Use Our Work to Inform Yours
Everyone has a role to play in the effort to promote greater and more equitable youth civic engagement. Whether you're an educator, policymaker, journalist, organizational leader, or a young person yourself, use our research to identify where you can make a difference and to drive conversations and initiatives in your community.

CIRCLE in the News

Why are kids today less patriotic?

The Conversation
As part of the Conversation's "Curious Kids" column that answers questions from teens, this piece cites CIRCLE data showing that young people are actually increasingly participating in politics.

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