The youth-led movement against gun violence has focused on voter registration, which may help increase the electoral engagement of the youngest eligible voters.
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Our analysis of young people's views goes beyond liberal/conservative to explore their core values and their belief (or lack thereof) in civic engagement.
The youngest eligible voters (ages 18-19) tend to lag behind their older peers, highlighting the need for efforts to engage them in democracy.
Young voters turned out, and their decisive preference for the Democratic candidate may have helped swing a close election.
Less than 2% of young Bostonians voted in the 2015 mayoral election.
Our estimates suggest that more than a third of young people in Virginia voted in the recent gubernatorial election.
Our research finds that, while youth in civic deserts have less digital access, it can be a valuable tool in spurring their political engagement.
A new report co-authored by current and former directors of CIRCLE highlights the vital role of k-12 civic education in protecting democracy.
An evaluation by former CIRCLE Director Peter Levine underscores the value of a developmental approach to youth civic engagement.