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.
2020 Youth Poll
Our post-election survey of young people highlights their electoral engagement in 2020 and their issue priorities for the new administration.
Poll: Youth Poised to Keep Engaging
Young Americans hit the streets, talked politics, engaged their peers, and had a likely historic level of voter turnout in 2020. Our exclusive post-election youth poll looks back on their political participation in 2020 and highlights the issues that motivate them to continued engagement in civic life.
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.
In this challenging time for our nation, we're reflecting on how our work can address this crisis of democracy.
CIRCLE Statement on the Capitol Insurrection
CIRCLE strongly condemns Wednesday’s violent assault on our nation’s Capitol. These events reaffirm our long-term commitment to the systemic changes in civic education and civic life that will ensure we have more diverse, inclusive communities, and a stronger, more equitable democracy
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.
Youth electoral participation in 2020 was high and could be even higher if we support young people, who have varied priorities for the new administration.
The full report of our study of civic education in the Commonwealth highlights challenges and recommendations for more inclusive and equitable K-12 civics.
The data suggests outreach to young Black voters worked, and their overwhelming preference for the Democratic candidates may have been decisive.
The runoff elections for both Georgia seats will determine control of the Senate, and mobilizing Black youth in the state may be a decisive factor.
Campaigns are leaving millions of votes on the table by not engaging young people, who often face challenges to electoral participation.
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