CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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Group Membership and Social Networks

This series of research products addresses: young people’s participation in groups, the influence of the Internet on youth civic engagement, and how social media can influence community and political participation.

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How to Read and Use Research to Make your Job Easier

Research has many purposes, but one of its most important is to help inform practice. However, translating research findings into actionable program strategies can be a difficult task. This article provides a quick guide on how to read and use research to improve program outcomes. Included is a summary of the most common types of Read More >

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July 19th, 2007
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Participation in Sports and Civic Engagement

by Mark Hugo Lopez and Kimberlee Moore February 2006 Based on the 2002 CIRCLE National Youth Survey. Download “Participation in Sports and Civic Engagement.“

Religious Service Attendance and Civic Engagement Among 15 to 25 Year Olds

by Mark Hugo Lopez, Kumar V. Pratap, and Sean L. Conner April 2007 This fact sheet reports that young people who attend religious services are more likely to vote and volunteer. The data also showed that those who attend religious services regularly are more likely than their counterparts to belong to groups involved in politics, Read More >

April 5th, 2007
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Civic Engagement Among Young Men and Women

by Karlo Barrios Marcelo, Mark Hugo Lopez, and Emily Hoban Kirby March 2007 Based on the Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey (CIRCLE), 2002 and 2006, Current Population Survey data, and Monitoring the Future data. Provides information on the 19 measures of civic engagement across men and women. Download “Civic Engagement Among Young Read More >

March 1st, 2007
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Working Paper 53: Do Gender and Ethnicity Affect Civic Engagement and Academic Progress?

[Part II of An Assessment of Civic Engagement and High School Academic Progress] by Alberto Davila and Marie T. Mora January 2007 “Using panel data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS), we first analyze how civic engagement (measured in terms of community service and participation in student government) undertaken at the high Read More >

January 31st, 2007
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