Young people in America have been hit hard by COVID-19, but they're taking action to help their communities and it's influencing their political views and engagement.
A CIRCLE survey of young people shows that youth engagement is higher than in 2016 and 2018, but access to information about registration and voting in an election during the pandemic may be an issue.
Data from CIRCLE polling shows that young women voted at higher rates than men in 2018, are more likely to support social movements and engage in activism, and feel prepared to participate in civic life.
CIRCLE research from the past two election cycles reveals that young White men vote differently and participate in civic activism at lower rates than their peers.
Millions of young people have lent their energy to candidates and campaigns, but many more would do so if given the opportunity.
A majority of young people paid attention to the Parkland school shooting, and supporters of the movement were more likely to participate in the election.
Our pre-election poll finds that young people who engage in political activity online are also more likely to engage in person.
The youth-led movement against gun violence has focused on voter registration, which may help increase the electoral engagement of the youngest eligible voters.
Our exclusive survey of young people after the 2016 presidential election reveals stark divides and opportunities for youth civic engagement.