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Race, Gender, and Immigrant Status

This series of research products addresses youth civic engagement indicators based on race, ethnicity, gender and immigrant status.

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Top 8 Takeaways about Young Voters and the 2014 Election

Each election year, the headlines about youth voters tend to be the same. The relatively low turnout rate is usually lamented, and sometimes there is some analysis of whether one party (usually the Democrats) benefited from youth support. But it is important to see complexities and derive subtler lessons. Here are our eight takeaways from Read More >

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November 12th, 2014
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Latino Youth: Political Engagement Trends

Latino youth saw an increase of 46.6% to 48.9% in their voter registration rates between 2008 and 2012, even as youth of other racial and ethnic backgrounds all experienced declines, but the voting rates of young Hispanics (ages 18-29) still lag behind those of their peers and they remain the most “civically alienated” group.

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October 21st, 2014
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Asian American Youth: Political Engagement Trends

The 2008 presidential election marked the highest reported voter turnout among Asian American youth since 1992, with a rate of 43%. This is one take-away from CIRCLE’s recently released fact sheet on the voting and political engagement trends of young Asian Americans.

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October 17th, 2014
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African American Youth: Political Engagement Trends

In the past three election cycles (2008, 2010, 2012), young African Americans turned out to vote at a higher rate than youth of any other racial or ethnic group. That’s one of the primary takeaways from our recently released fact sheet on the voting and political engagement trends of African American youth.

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October 10th, 2014
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New Analysis: Political Engagement of Asian American, African American, and Latino Youth

Political campaigns and commentators often think of the “youth” as a monolithic voting bloc. But young people in America are an increasingly diverse group with varied political and ideological views, and different ways of engaging in political and civic life. Today, we release three new fact sheets with recent data and analysis about the electoral Read More >

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October 7th, 2014
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