CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Young Adult Voting Skyrocketed in 2018. What Can We Do To Make It Happen Again?
by John Rogers, Joe Kahne, and Erica Hodgin
September 10, 2019
In 2014, the voting rates for young adults plunged to their lowest point in close to 40 years, with less than 20 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds turning out at the polls. Just four years later, an entirely different picture emerged as young adult voting rates jumped to 36 percent – a whopping 80 percent increase. What happened? Why did these voting rates increase so much?