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.
Young people continue to believe in their—and their generation's—political power, but some don't feel qualified to participate.
Young people are concerned about a wide range of issues, but many aren’t hearing from campaigns, lack information, and face barriers to voting.
Our analysis of 2022 exit poll data and population data highlights that white and college-educated youth remain overrepresented among midterm voters.
A survey conducted by CIRCLE and ACE illuminates barriers to participation and highlights strategies that can expand young people's engagement in climate action.
Youth More Optimistic about Democracy than Older Voters, Less Inclined to Identify with Major Parties
Young voters are more likely to trust elections and feel democracy is secure, as well as to identify as independents.
CIRCLE in the News
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