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

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CIRCLE Newsletter Archives

The “Around the CIRCLE” newsletter is designed to provide you with snapshots of the latest research on youth civic engagement and civic education. We are no longer producing a hardcopy CIRCLE newsletter, but you can sign up for the CIRCLE e-update for monthly research snapshots.

Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge

A strong civic life depends on ALL, not just some, youth participating. The RAYSE Index (Reaching All Youth Strengthens Engagement) embodies CIRCLE's vision that research data can and should enhance the quantity, equality, and impact of youth civic engagement. The RAYSE Index is designed to facilitate program and outreach investment decisions...
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Data Maps

A strong civic life depends on ALL, not just some, youth participating. The RAYSE Index (Reaching All Youth Strengthens Engagement) embodies CIRCLE's vision that research data can and should enhance the quantity, equality, and impact of youth civic engagement. The RAYSE Index is designed to facilitate program and outreach investment decisions...
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Data Sets

Unedited survey results and other quantitative materials are available through the raw data sets. The following data are now available, and more will be released in the future. Select data sets can be analyzed either with our online software, SDA, or by downloading raw datafiles in STATA version 6.0, SPSS Portable File, or SAS Transport File format. Fact SheetFact sheets are short documents with basic information and graphs. So far, CIRCLE has generated fact sheets on the following subjects (organized by topic area). Youth Demographics | Political Participation and Voting | Community Participation | Youth Attitudes and Beliefs...

Special Reports and Books

imageSpecial reports and books are unique offerings from CIRCLE. These publications haven been written by CIRCLE staff, grantees, and other research partners. These special release products provide and in-depth look at current civic engagement policies, programs, and trends. Special Reports Working PapersThe Working Paper Series contains the most up-to-date research findings from CIRCLE-funded grants. The series was developed to encourage discussion and critical comments that will further our understanding of the civic and political lives of young people. Authors welcome your feedback. E-mail addresses for all authors can be found on the cover of their respective working paper