Like their slightly older peers, youth ages 18-21 are active and engaged in civic life. Are the institutions that help them develop as voters doing their part?
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.
In two new fact sheets we provide in-depth analysis of differences between younger and older voters, and between young voters of different identities.
Data from our exclusive pre-election poll highlights young people's attitudes toward the candidates and the election.
We estimate that half of young people voted in the election, and exit polls show they strongly preferred Hillary Clinton
A new CIRCLE analysis explores the gender gaps in civic engagement, challenges to improving participation among young women, and implications for future work.
Based on new Census data we provide updated, comprehensive analysis of youth voting in 2012, including the role of young women.
Highlights from our comprehensive analysis of youth participation in the 2014 midterm election,
A new CIRCLE paper—with a bit of pop culture flair—explores how young people use their time outside of school, and what it means for their academic and civic development.