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.
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CIRCLE has formed a distinguished, nonpartisan, scholarly commission that will investigate rigorous data on young Americans’ civic knowledge and voting and then issue recommendations for how to improve both. The commission has been formed in response to controversies about recent voting laws (for instance, the new state photo ID laws) as well as debates about civic education in schools and colleges. It will, however, take a broader view, considering a wide range of potential influences on political...Back to the project homepage
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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 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.
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