Recent research from Tufts University’s Center For Information and Research On Civic Learning and Engagement found that 83% of young Americans believe that young people have the power to change the country.
The Run for Office Tool builds on the work Snap has already done, partnering with the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University’s Tisch College.
Los Angeles Times
The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University found in a 2020 poll that 31% of people ages 18 to 24 had participated in a march or demonstration, up from 5% in 2016.
45 percent of young people in a recent CIRCLE poll said they took concrete action for racial justice in 2020 while 29 percent participated in a march or demonstration.
The New York Times
In Massachusetts, the turnout among registered voters between 18 to 24 had shot up to 20.9 percent in the 2020 primary from 6.7 percent in 2018, and 2.1 percent in 2016, according to Tufts’ Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.
New data released Tuesday by Tufts University's Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement found that nearly three times as many people ages 18 to 24 said in late 2020 that they have donated to a political campaign or registered others to vote, as compared to 2018.
"CIRCLE also highlights how important adequate access to information is for processes like vote by mail that may have been new or unfamiliar to young voters, and the challenges that would pose for groups like youth of color, youth who do not have any college experience, and others that have been traditionally marginalized in civic life."
“We need to stop waiting until the last three months before an election to start talking with young people about issues they care about and how to vote,” says Abby Kiesa, director of impact at Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).
A major feature on the youth vote in 2020 extensively cites CIRCLE data and quotes our Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg.
This major feature on Gen Z's political participation cites CIRCLE data on youth activism and on the issues that matter most to young people.
The Washington Post
Our Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg comments on young people's interest in political engagement and social change in 2020.
CIRCLE research on young people's political enthusiasm in 2020 and commitment to social change informs this CNN piece on youth political participation.