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

Downward Trend in High School Volunteering

CIRCLE’s new fact sheet provides a 50-state breakdown of volunteering rates for teenagers, young adults, and the population over 25. Vermont, Utah & North Dakota show the highest rates; New York and Nevada among the lowest The fact sheet as a PDF The press release as a PDF Tisch College, Tufts University. – Fewer high Read More >

April 22nd, 2009
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Civic Engagement of Non-College Attending Youth

April 2009 This slideshow summarizes CIRCLE’s research to date on non-college youth. (Scroll over to reveal navigation buttons, or use right arrow to advance.)

Categories: Non-College Youth
April 1st, 2009
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New CIRCLE Working Papers on Underrepresented Groups in Volunteer Service

December 2008 CIRCLE releases two new working papers on underrepresented groups in volunteer service. The papers were commissioned by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Click on the paper titles below to download. A summary of the research follows. * CIRCLE Working Paper 62 “Do Race, Ethnicity, Citizenship and Socio-economic Status Determine Civic-Engagement?” * Read More >

December 17th, 2008
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Turnout by Education, Race and Gender and Other 2008 Youth Voting Statistics

November 2008 Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Medford, MA – Now that the dust has settled from a record turnout of young voters, new research reveals young Americans voted for Obama across party and racial lines, but youth with no college experience were underrepresented at the polls, according to Tisch College’s Read More >

November 24th, 2008
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CIRCLE Releases New Working Paper on How Adolescents Develop Trust

by Connie Flanagan and Leslie Gallay September 2008 CIRCLE releases a new working paper (#61) “Adolescent Development of Trust.”Below is a summary of the paper. Click here to download the report. Report Summary: Trust is often found to correlate with civic engagement. While there is a general belief that the foundations for trust develop prior Read More >

September 21st, 2008
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