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

News & Entertainment Media

This series of research products address the news and entertainment media and civic engagement. Examples include the young adults’ sources of news and the relationship between television consumption and civic engagement.

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Civic Life Online

MIT Press has published Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth, a volume edited by CIRCLE advisory board member W. Lance Bennett with a chapter by CIRCLE director Peter Levine entitled, “A Public Voice for Youth: The Audience Problem in Digital Media and Civic Education.” The book is part of the John Read More >

December 28th, 2007
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Television Consumption and Civic Engagement Among 15 to 25 Year Olds

by Alexander P. Orlowski December 2007 Based on data from the Civic and Political Health of the Nation surveys (2002 and 2006), this fact sheet investigates the correlation between television consumption and civic engagement. The research found that in nineteen different civic activities young people who watch TV less than two hours a day participated Read More >

December 11th, 2007
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Media Use Among Young People in 2006

by Karlo Barrios Marcelo December 2007 This fact sheet identifies trends in media usage among young people and adults using data from the Civic and Political Health of the Nation Surveys (2002 and 2006), General Social Survey, and Monitoring the Future. Download “Media Use Among Young People in 2006.”

December 11th, 2007
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Around the CIRCLE- V4.I4 July 2007

Download the latest edition of CIRCLE’s quarterly publication (v4.i4–July 2007), Around the CIRCLE, from here.  This issue includes the following articles: Table of Contents 1 New Book: The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens 3 CIRCLE in the News RESEARCH ROUNDUP 4 Census Data Confirm Increase in Youth Voter Turnout in Read More >

July 12th, 2007
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College Students in the 2004 Election

by Richard Niemi and Michael Hanmer November 2004 Based on a survey of of 1,200 college students designed by Professor Richard Niemi of the University of Rochester and Professor Michael Hanmer of Georgetown University. Reports on college students voting choices in the 2004 presidential election. Download “College Students in the 2004 Election.”

May 30th, 2007
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