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2020 Election

We're sharing comprehensive data and analyses on young people's participation and influence on the 2020 election.

Youth Voting in 2020

Election Day marks the end of an unprecedented election cycle in which young people coped with a pandemic, took to the streets, and cast early ballots in record numbers. As the votes are counted, we're providing data and insights on youth engagement and impact at every level in the 2020 election.

Youth Impact

CIRCLE's exclusive rankings of where youth may swing elections can help inform strategies, investment, and outreach.

2020 Youth Electoral Significance Index

Young people can be a powerful force at the ballot box. Our Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) ranks the top 10 states and districts where the youth vote has the highest potential to swing the presidential, Senate, and House elections this November.

2020 Youth Poll

Our comprehensive survey of young people highlights their interest in the election but potential challenges to voting during a pandemic.

Poll: Young People Believe they Can Lead Change

Young Americans are in the streets fighting for causes they believe in, paying attention to the election, and ready to make their voices heard for the candidates and issues they care about. But will they be ready to register and vote in an election held in the shadow of COVID-19?

Racial Justice

We stand with communities affected by violence and reaffirm our commitment to supporting all youth's equitable engagement in civic life.

Statement and Readings on Anti-Blackness

The CIRCLE team condemns violence and brutality against Black communities. We are redoubling our efforts to support Black youth, support our African-American colleagues in the field, and advance racial equity and justice. Explore how we're thinking about these issues and what's informing our work.

Youth Data Tool

CIRCLE's exclusive online tool includes more than 40 indicators at the national, state, district, and county levels.

Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

To what extent are young people across the country participating in civic and political life, and what are the community conditions that help, hinder, and shape that engagement? Our comprehensive data tool allows you to better understand the landscape of youth civic engagement so you can help improve it.

Latest Research

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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.

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