CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

2016 Election Center

This page contains the most important CIRCLE data and analysis related to youth and the 2016 presidential election, as well as additional resources such as data maps. We also feature a selection of news items that have featured CIRCLE data and analysis related to the 2016 campaign, and information for media inquiries.


Quick Facts |  2016 Analysis | Youth Electoral Significance Index
In the News | For Media

Quick Facts

Youth Voting | Youth Demographics
Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and GenderNon-College Youth

2016 Election Analysis

Post-Election Analysis

General Election Analysis


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From the Primaries to the General

Caucus/Primary Data

Key Early State Previews


Youth Electoral Significance Index

Leading up to the election, CIRCLE’s exclusive, data-based index identified the top-10 states and congressional districts where young voters had the potential to shape the 2016 presidential, Senate, and House elections.

Click the image below to explore the interactive index, or view the full report here.

YESI Slide

In the News

CIRCLE findings are frequently cited in news and commentary about the 2016 election, and our researchers have offered their expert analysis and commentary in multiple media outlets. A selection of those pieces is below: