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

2018 Election Center

This page contains the most important CIRCLE data and analysis related to young people and the 2018 midterm elections, as well as additional tools and resources like our Youth Electoral Significance Index. We also feature a selection of news items that have featured CIRCLE research and commentary related to the upcoming elections, and information for media inquiries.


2018 Election Analysis


In the News

Tools and Resources

CIRCLE has developed two interactive online tools that allow individuals and organizations to better understand the potential for youth civic and political engagement:

  • The Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) combines data on demographics, competitiveness, historical voting participation, and other factors to rank the states and districts where young people have the highest potential to influence electoral results in 2018.

Explore the YESI Index | Top 10 Statewide Races | Top 50 Congressional Districts

  • Reaching All Youth Strengthens Engagement (RAYSE) is a county-level index that utilizes data on demographics, community conditions, past electoral participation, and other facts to rank counties where an investment of time, money, or people has a high potential for improving youth engagement—in elections and beyond.

Explore the RAYSE Index