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

FEATURED: New CIRCLE working paper shows college students respond strongly to an in-person drive; choose to vote “back home” in swing states.

By Kim Castle, Janice Levy, and Michael Peshkin October 2009 In CIRCLE working paper (#66), authors Kim Castle, Janice Levy and Michael Peshkin assess the outcomes of an in-person campus drive in which students were offered a choice of college-state voting in Illinois, or home-state voting by absentee ballot. The study found that the great Read More >

September 20th, 2009
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New Study Examines Impact of State Election Law Reforms on Young Voters

STATES HAVE THE POWER TO INCREASE YOUTH VOTER PARTICIPATION Election day Registration most Effective in Boosting Youth Voter Turnout Minneapolis, MN – With a record youth voter turnout in the 2008 election, allowing voters to register at the polls on Election Day was the most effective way to boost youth voter turnout according to a Read More >

July 15th, 2009
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Karlo Marcelo speaks at “Youth: The Real Future of the South.”

Karlo Barrios Marcelo will speak at 11:00am on Monday, June 1st, at the Southern Growth Policy Board’s 36th Annual Conference in Little Rock, AR. More information about the conference is here: http://www.southern.org/conference/agenda.shtml

Categories: Research Topics
May 31st, 2008
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Working Paper 22: Education for Deliberative Democracy: The Long-term Influence of Kids Voting USA

by Michael McDevitt and Spiro Kiousis September 2004 “This progress report provides evidence for persistent influence of Kids Voting USA, an interactive civic curriculum taught during election campaigns. The entire research project consists of multiple waves of student and parent interviews, covering a three-year period. Respondents were recruited from families in Arizona, Colorado, and Florida. Read More >

September 3rd, 2004
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Working Paper 21: The Effects of an Election Day Voter Mobilization Campaign Targeting Young Voters

by Donald P. Green September 2004 “A field experiment was conducted in order to gauge the effects of Election Day voter mobilization efforts directed at registered voters 18-25 years of age. Prior to New Jersey’s November 2003 state legislative elections, volunteers contacted 2,817 registered voters through a combination of phone calls and doorto- door canvassing. Read More >

September 2nd, 2004
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