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

Critical Consciousness Motivates Voting Among Poor and Working Class Youth

Matthew A. Diemer and Cheng-Hsien Li of Michigan State University have completed a new study, forthcoming in Child Development, that finds low-income youth are more apt to vote if they are engaged in political activism and influenced by friends and family. The research was funded by the National Academy of Education and a Spencer Foundation Read More >

September 28th, 2011
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Civic Engagement Among Minority Youth

by Karlo Barrios Marcelo, Mark Hugo Lopez, and Emily Hoban Kirby January 2007 While the majority of young African-Americans between ages 15-25 believe government should do more to solve problems, there has been a nearly 20-point increase since 2002 in the percentage of young African-Americans who say that “government is almost always wasteful and inefficient.” Read More >

January 6th, 2007
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Electoral Engagement Among Minority Youth

by Mark Hugo Lopez and Emily Kirby July 2005 Based on 1972-2004 Current Population Survey data, 2004 NEP exit poll data, and the CEG/CIRCLE Youth Survey 2004. Presents data on the characteristics of the youth population and youth voting trends through 2004 by race and ethnicity. Download “Electoral Engagement Among Minority Youth.”

July 31st, 2005
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