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The “Around the CIRCLE” newsletter is designed to provide you with snapshots of the latest research on youth civic engagement and civic education. We are no longer producing a hardcopy CIRCLE newsletter, but you can sign up for the CIRCLE e-update for monthly research snapshots.

Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge

Explore our interactive congressional district map

The map features votes cast and population data on young people (ages 18-29) and older adults in each congressional district. The voting data includes statistics...The interactive map below provides an overview of key civic education indicators in each state.  A more detailed snapshot of each state can be obtained by double-clicking on that state.

We promised campuses comparison data if each comparison group was robust enough to ensure that no one campus could be identified within a group.  We feel that we can provide this information for Carnegie Classifications (further broken down by public and private for all types of institutions with the exception of Associate’s colleges). The rates listed below reflect the percentage of students who voted (adjusted to reflect non-resident...

PROGRAM EVALUATION OF GENERATION CITIZEN Consent Form to Participate in Research as a Democracy Coach Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement Tufts University Principal Investigator:  Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Generation Citizen provided a high school academic curriculum designed...Each participating college or university receives a tailored, confidential report reflecting the number of students eligible to register to vote, the percentage that registered to vote, the percentage that voted, and their voting method (traditional or absentee ballot). If enough colleges and universities participate, institutions can also learn valuable comparisons with (anonymized) peer institutions or established groups of institutions. Campuses identify one individual as the...

Data Maps

Explore our interactive congressional district map

The map features votes cast and population data on young people (ages 18-29) and older adults in each congressional district. The voting data includes statistics...The interactive map below provides an overview of key civic education indicators in each state.  A more detailed snapshot of each state can be obtained by double-clicking on that state.

We promised campuses comparison data if each comparison group was robust enough to ensure that no one campus could be identified within a group.  We feel that we can provide this information for Carnegie Classifications (further broken down by public and private for all types of institutions with the exception of Associate’s colleges). The rates listed below reflect the percentage of students who voted (adjusted to reflect non-resident...

PROGRAM EVALUATION OF GENERATION CITIZEN Consent Form to Participate in Research as a Democracy Coach Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement Tufts University Principal Investigator:  Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Generation Citizen provided a high school academic curriculum designed...Each participating college or university receives a tailored, confidential report reflecting the number of students eligible to register to vote, the percentage that registered to vote, the percentage that voted, and their voting method (traditional or absentee ballot). If enough colleges and universities participate, institutions can also learn valuable comparisons with (anonymized) peer institutions or established groups of institutions. Campuses identify one individual as the...

Data Sets

Unedited survey results and other quantitative materials are available through the raw data sets. The following data are now available, and more will be released in the future. Select data sets can be analyzed either with our online software, SDA, or by downloading raw datafiles in STATA version 6.0, SPSS Portable File, or SAS Transport File format. Fact SheetFact sheets are short documents with basic information and graphs. So far, CIRCLE has generated fact sheets on the following subjects (organized by topic area). Youth Demographics | Political Participation and Voting | Community Participation | Youth Attitudes and Beliefs...

Special Reports and Books

imageSpecial reports and books are unique offerings from CIRCLE. These publications haven been written by CIRCLE staff, grantees, and other research partners. These special release products provide and in-depth look at current civic engagement policies, programs, and trends. Special Reports Working PapersThe Working Paper Series contains the most up-to-date research findings from CIRCLE-funded grants. The series was developed to encourage discussion and critical comments that will further our understanding of the civic and political lives of young people. Authors welcome your feedback. E-mail addresses for all authors can be found on the cover of their respective working paper