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

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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Adolescents’ Trust and Civic Participation in the United States: Analysis of Data from the IEA Civic Education Study

by Judith Torney-Purta, Wendy Klandl Richardson, and Carolyn Henry Barber August 2004 Based on data from the IEA Civic Education study. Compares American youth’s levels of trust with that of youth from four countries of varying political history. Also, examines how trust relates to expectations of future civic participation. Download “Adolescents’ Trust and Civic Participation Read More >

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August 31st, 2004
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Working Paper 17: Trust in Government-Related Institutions and Civic Engagement among Adolescents: Analysis of Five Countries from the IEA Civic Education Study

by Judith Torney-Purta, Wendy Klandl Richardson, and Carolyn Henry Barber August 2004 “The purpose of this paper is to examine different facets of trust in the political system or civic realm and how they are correlated to the expected civic or political engagement of young people. The nature and effects of trust in social and Read More >

August 1st, 2004
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Attention to Media and trust in Media Sources

by Jo-Ann Amadeo, Judith Torney-Purta, and Carolyn Henry Barber January 2004 Based on data from the IEA Civic Education study. Compares American youth’s exposure to media, use of media, and trust in government and media sources, and political knowledge with that of youth from other developed nations. Download “Attention to Media and trust in Media Read More >

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January 31st, 2004
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