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.
What Helps Youth Vote? Direct Civic Information and Political Homes
Spaces where youth can learn, discuss, and wield political information can build confidence in political involvement and lead to higher likelihood of voting.
NAEP History and Civics Scores Are a Call to Action on Equitable Civic Learning
CIRCLE's two decades of research on K-12 civic education has shone a light on issues and concerns reflected in decreasing scores.
Community Connections Matter for the Mental Health of Politically Active Youth
New research suggests that civic engagement can be associated with worse mental health for youth, but having access to community assets and strong connections can help.
How Libraries Can Grow Voters
With librarians serving as trusted civic educators, libraries can be spaces for nonpartisan voter registration, for youth-led conversations about issues, and for creating media.
24 Ways to Grow Voters Before 2024
Engaging young people and supporting their electoral participation must happen year-round, and it’s never too early to start with an eye toward 2024.
CIRCLE in the News
Automatic Voter Registration Would Help Get More Young People to Vote
Instead of pushing a voting age change, GOP candidates should appeal to Gen Z
Higher Young Voter Turnout Prompts Some State Legislatures to Re-Examine Policies
Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien
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