CIRCLE Deputy Director Abby Kiesa participated in a wide-ranging interview about the role of age in American politics and how to create systems that support a more diverse and representative democracy.
"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."
Voice of America
In June, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) found in their research that the environment, racism and affordable health care were the top three issues driving youth in the 2020 elections.
Between 52% and 55% of eligible people under the age of 30 voted this year, based on estimates by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, or CIRCLE, at Tufts University.
The Nevada Independent
CIRCLE analysis of youth vote choice in Nevada informs this feature on rising youth engagement in the state.
This piece extensively cites CIRCLE research on youth participation in the 2020 election and includes insights from our Deputy Director Abby Kiesa.
"Young voters overall, according to CIRCLE's analysis, preferred Biden over Trump by a 25-point margin (61% to 36%), and young people of color were especially key to Biden's victory."
"With more than 25 million votes cast by Gen Z and Millennials, CIRCLE estimated young adult turnout will top 53 percent, besting the previous high of 51%, set in 2008."
"Tufts University's CIRCLE has been tracking and analyzing young voter turnout since 2001. According to its latest estimates, youth voter turnout for 2020 was up by at least 5% from 2016 — and could have been up by as much as 9%."