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

April 2010 Edition of CIRCLE’s Quarterly Newsletter Available

The April edition (v7. i2) of CIRCLE’s quarterly newsletter, Around the CIRCLE, can be downloaded from here. The newsletter includes a variety of articles including: The Civic Mission of Schools: A Review of the Research Evaluation of Large Urban School District Shows Schools Can Increase Civic Engagement Massachusetts Senate Election: Youth Turnout Was Just 15, Read More >

March 22nd, 2010
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FEATURED: Spiral of Rebellion: Conflict Seeking of Democratic Adolescents in Republican Counties

by Michael McDevitt November 2009 A study of adolescents living in red and blue counties during the 2006 midterm elections shows a striking pattern of Democratic youth thriving in political expression and debate when exposed to Republican ideological climates.  Democratic adolescents were more likely to talk with parents and friends about politics, disagree openly, test Read More >

November 9th, 2009
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Peter Levine at New America Foundation

CIRCLE director Peter Levine presents a new paper on the Millennials’ political opinions at the New America Foundation: details.

Categories: Research Topics
February 13th, 2009
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The Youth Vote in the 2008 Iowa Caucus

by Emily Hoban Kirby, Peter Levine, and Karlo Barrios Marcelo January 2008 Based on entrance poll data provided by Edison/Mitofsky, this fact analyzes the demographic make-up of each party’s caucus-goers, as well as information on young people’s top issues and vote choices. Voter turnout data is also presented. Download The Youth Vote in the 2008 Read More >

January 7th, 2008
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How Young People Expressed Their Political Views in 2006

by Karlo Barrios Marcelo and Mark Hugo Lopez November 2007 Efforts to address community or public problems usually involve efforts to persuade other people. Therefore, expressing political views is an essential aspect of civic engagement. Among the 19 survey indicators of civic engagement in CIRCLE’s “Civic and Political Health of the Nation” surveys (2002 and Read More >

November 14th, 2007
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