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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Group Membership and Social Networks

This series of research products addresses: young people’s participation in groups, the influence of the Internet on youth civic engagement, and how social media can influence community and political participation.

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CIRCLE receives W.T. Grant Foundation Support to Study Social and Economic Effects of Youth Civic Empowerment and Participation

The William T. Grant Foundation has made a $125,000 grant to CIRCLE, part of Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, to study “Reducing Inequality in Between-Neighborhood Disparity Through Youth Civic Empowerment and Participation.” Much research by CIRCLE and others finds that civic activities have social, physical, and economic benefits for Read More >

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November 5th, 2015
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Guest Post: Conservation Leadership Impact Measures

In June, CIRCLE launched a new initiative to connect research and practice by hosting conversations fueled by views from the field. We were thrilled by the response to our first call for interest on guest posts about impact measures. Below is the second post in this series, which will include perspectives from researchers and practitioners Read More >

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November 2nd, 2015
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Youth Party Registration Lagging Behind 2012 in Nevada

Nevada carries the potential to be a critical site in 2016 presidential race, particularly when it comes to young voters. Nevada will host the first Democratic primary debate this week, it will be an early caucus state, and it may be closely contested in the general election. Youth have played significant roles in previous Nevada Read More >

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October 12th, 2015
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America’s Civic Renewal Movement: Implications for Youth Engagement

On April 16, Tisch College released “America’s Civic Renewal Movement: The View from Organizational Leaders” by our own Peter Levine and Eric Liu, the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. At Tisch College, the home of CIRCLE, we define “civic renewal” as efforts Read More >

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May 26th, 2015
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YOUNG VOTERS AND THE HORSERACE: 52.1% Obama v. 35.1% Romney

In Three Months, Intention to Vote Rises 9.9  Points CIRCLE today released a groundbreaking poll of young people’s views of the election. The survey, commissioned by the Youth Education Fund, is unique in that it polled 1,695 youth (ages 18-29) in June/July and 1,109 of the same youth between October 12 and 23. Surveying the Read More >

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October 29th, 2012
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