Voter turnout across the South a region where voting by mail was generally not as easy, ranged from 56% in Virginia to 34% in Oklahoma.
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Electoral participation ranged from 39% to 63% in this region, where many states tried to facilitate voting by mail in 2020.
In a 2016-2017 research experiment, we examined whether fictitious resumes that included AmeriCorps service were more likely to receive callbacks from employers.
CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg is one of the seven principal investigators and the Pedagogy Task Force co-chair in this groundbreaking national effort to strengthen civic education in America.
Our research finds a big gap between the vote choice of young white voters and young voters of color in rural areas/small towns.
A close look at the reasons why some youth didn’t register, or registered but didn’t vote, suggests needed improvements in electoral administration and outreach.
Campaign contact, digital outreach, young people engaging their peers, and action on racial justice all contributed to higher youth voter turnout.
Youth electoral participation in 2020 was high and could be even higher if we support young people, who have varied priorities for the new administration.
The full report of our study of civic education in the Commonwealth highlights challenges and recommendations for more inclusive and equitable K-12 civics.