CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa speaks about young people's civic and political engagement, gaps in youth outreach, and what it's going to take to ensure all youth have the information and access they need to vote.
CIRCLE Elections Coordinator Ruby Belle Booth spoke about the views and engagement of young voters on WOSU"s All Sides with Ann Fisher
CIRCLE at Tufts University estimated that more than a quarter of people aged 18 to 29 — the second highest turnout from young voters in nearly three decades — cast a ballot in the 2022 midterm elections.
A recent survey from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement showed that only 11 percent of people under 30 listed immigration as one of their “top 3 concerns.”
The Washington Post
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg comments on young people's political power, which extends beyond voting to holding elected leaders accountable on issues they care about.
The Christian Science Monitor
A common challenge discussed by educators examining curriculum is how to "include wide perspectives without compromising rigor," says Noorya Hayat, a senior researcher at CIRCLE.
Last year’s midterm elections had the second-highest youth voter turnout in 30 years, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University.
CIRCLE director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg says youth voting and civic engagement is influenced by quality of civic education, school climate, and whether young people see themselves as civic agents or citizens.
The New York Times
Edison Research data analyzed by CIRCLE showed voters under 30 overwhelmingly chose Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.