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The “Around the CIRCLE” newsletter is designed to provide you with snapshots of the latest research on youth civic engagement and civic education. We are no longer producing a hardcopy CIRCLE newsletter, but you can sign up for the CIRCLE e-update for monthly research snapshots.

Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge

Jenny Choi Renee Hobbs Alan Miller DC VitoThe US Census recently released the data from its November 2014 voting survey (the Current Population Supplement, or CPS). According to our analysis of the CPS, 19.9 percent of 18- to 29-years old cast ballots in the 2014 elections.[1] This was the lowest rate of youth turnout recorded in the CPS in the past forty years, and the decline since...Data from past elections suggest that young voters care more about issues than candidates’ perceived personal qualities, but given a choice of personal qualities, they especially favor candidates whom they feel are “in touch with” people like them. This is the first of two posts about what matters to young voters; the second will consider the question through the lens of party identification. Issues or Leadership/Personal Qualities? In both 2000 and 2008—two very different...

2014 Election Blog Posts:

Top 8 Takeaways about Young Voters and the 2014 Election

double-clicking on that state. Data MapsJenny Choi Renee Hobbs Alan Miller DC VitoThe US Census recently released the data from its November 2014 voting survey (the Current Population Supplement, or CPS). According to our analysis of the CPS, 19.9 percent of 18- to 29-years old cast ballots in the 2014 elections.[1] This was the lowest rate of youth turnout recorded in the CPS in the past forty years, and the decline since...Data from past elections suggest that young voters care more about issues than candidates’ perceived personal qualities, but given a choice of personal qualities, they especially favor candidates whom they feel are “in touch with” people like them. This is the first of two posts about what matters to young voters; the second will consider the question through the lens of party identification. Issues or Leadership/Personal Qualities? In both 2000 and 2008—two very different...

2014 Election Blog Posts:

Top 8 Takeaways about Young Voters and the 2014 Election

double-clicking on that state. Data SetsUnedited survey results and other quantitative materials are available through the raw data sets. The following data are now available, and more will be released in the future. Select data sets can be analyzed either with our online software, SDA, or by downloading raw datafiles in STATA version 6.0, SPSS Portable File, or SAS Transport File format. Fact SheetFact sheets are short documents with basic information and graphs. So far, CIRCLE has generated fact sheets on the following subjects (organized by topic area). Youth Demographics | Political Participation and Voting | Community Participation | Youth Attitudes and Beliefs...

Special Reports and Books

imageSpecial reports and books are unique offerings from CIRCLE. These publications haven been written by CIRCLE staff, grantees, and other research partners. These special release products provide and in-depth look at current civic engagement policies, programs, and trends. Special Reports Working PapersThe Working Paper Series contains the most up-to-date research findings from CIRCLE-funded grants. The series was developed to encourage discussion and critical comments that will further our understanding of the civic and political lives of young people. Authors welcome your feedback. E-mail addresses for all authors can be found on the cover of their respective working paper