CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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Strengthening Democracy: Girls’ Leadership and K-12 Education

The troubling gender gap that can result in lower civic and political participation among young women can begin as early as middle school, which makes schools an important focus of research. That is the message of Taking the Lead: How Educators Can Help Close the Gender Leadership Gap, a new report on girls and women Read More >

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October 1st, 2014
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#CelebrateNVRD: Tuesday, September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day

Voter registration is a vital component of the U.S. electoral system; one of the keys that unlocks the door to our democracy. Voter registration is also a shared civic duty, not the responsibility of a single government office or advocacy organization. During the 2012 election cycle, a group of organizations came together to establish a Read More >

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September 22nd, 2014
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Data Set Available: Post-2012 Election Youth Survey

Immediately following the 2012 election, CIRCLE fielded a nationally representative youth survey to understand more about youth engagement in the election. This data is now available online at ICPSR (The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research). In addition to 2012 election experiences, the survey asked youth about their background and school experiences to understand Read More >

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August 21st, 2014
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Youth Engagement by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Our Quick Facts pages provide an overview of major data points and trends on each topic and provide links to key research products. We recently updated the Quick Facts on Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. Highlights include: Electoral engagement—voter turnout, vote choice, party ID—can differ significantly by sub-group. In 2012, Young Black and Hispanic Read More >

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August 13th, 2014
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The Youth Vote in 2014: Races to Watch

Based on our analysis of our new interactive map of district-level youth data, here are four races to watch where young people may play a large role in the 2014 midterms.

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July 30th, 2014
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