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Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Participation

November 7th, 2007
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November 7, 2007

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College students in the United States are hungry for political conversation that is authentic, involves diverse views and is free of manipulation and “spin,” according to Millennials Talk Politics, a new report released on November 7th, 2007 by CIRCLE and The Charles F. Kettering Foundation. Nearly 400 students convened in 47 focus groups on 12 four-year college campuses across the country to discuss their civic and political attitudes and experiences.

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13 Responses to “Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Participation”

  1. Maya Enista Says:

    Congratulations on the great work, CIRCLE team. It was a pleasure participating in yesterdays event, thank you!

  2. Nick Egoroff Says:

    I’m the organizer for the Orlando Ron Paul Meetup Group, and the co-organizer of the Univ. of Central Florida Meetup group. We have many college students in both groups. Heard your spokesman on XM satellite POTUS.

    Nick

  3. Riley Says:

    you know, Arerica itself brings up in people such feelings as patriotism, wish to participate in countries life, to influece the development of important for country or for family events… so this intention to get interested in politics is somehow natural..

  4. Rey Says:

    I can’t completely agree with you, Riley. Barack Obama has a patriotism problem . He sees an America in which the cup is half-empty. Is his America the same one most Americans think of as they wave flags and celebrate the Fourth of July?

  5. Rey Says:

    Ok, but anyway
    “America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them.”

  6. Rey Says:

    But you know recent Government study has revealed that patriotism levels among youth in the country have declined significantly and if left unchecked, could lead to serious consequences for nation building…

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    Arerica itself brings up in people such feelings as patriotism, wish to participate in countries life, to influece the development of important for country or for family events… so this intention to get interested in politics is somehow natural..

  8. magna-tiles Says:

    Being hungry for political conversation is great, but an awful waste of time. I think people need to spend more time understanding business, health and real-world knowledge that can be used everyday to become stronger individuals.

  9. Steve Irvin Says:

    I am a liberal Democrat, and I believe in the Progressive Platform. I believe it is a better way to better Government. Conservatism has only ran the Country into the ground. Let’s try something else, you can only beat a dead horse for so long.

  10. YourNetBiz Says:

    I’m the organizer for the Orlando Ron Paul Meetup Group, and the co-organizer of the Univ. of Central Florida Meetup group. We have many college students in both groups. Heard your spokesman on XM satellite POTUS.

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  13. Timothy Perkins Says:

    Politics is a very dangerous game 😉