CIRCLE's exclusive rankings of the states and districts where youth can decide elections this November illustrate the power of young voters.
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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.
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?
In several states and districts in our Youth Electoral Significance Index, youth of color could be a decisive electoral force this November.
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.
An update on our partnerships in Florida and Illinois focused on training teachers to incorporate effective civic education pedagogies.
Our comprehensive study, in partnership with other researchers, will help identify what the state must do to effectively and equitably implement new civics requirements.
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.
Our analysis of which youth voted by mail in 2012 and 2016, how they did it, and why, can offer insights to those looking to expand the practice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.