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Television Consumption and Civic Engagement Among 15 to 25 Year Olds

by Alexander P. Orlowskigraph

December 2007

Based on data from the Civic and Political Health of the Nation surveys (2002 and 2006), this fact sheet investigates the correlation between television consumption and civic engagement. The research found that in nineteen different civic activities young people who watch TV less than two hours a day participated in more civic activities than their peers who watch between two and four hours a day and those who watch four or more hours a day. Most notably light TV viewers were more likely to be involved in solving community problems (23.9 percent), raise money for a charity (30.9 percent) and be an active member of a group (21.3 percent).

11 Responses to “Television Consumption and Civic Engagement Among 15 to 25 Year Olds”

  1. Josef Says:

    Thank you very much for your survey. I’m completely agree with you.It goes without saying that there is a correlation between television consumption and civic engagement and young people who watch TV less participate in more civic activities than their peers who watch it more. young people who watch TV less participate in more civic activities than their peers who watch it more.

  2. Elian Says:

    I think that the result was easily predictable… That’s not surprising that the youth spend so much time watching television. But indeed that’s not so bad, much worth is that they spend so much time playing computering games and playstations… this is really a threat to their minds and consciousness.

  3. Alex Says:

    Your work is really perfect!

  4. RROD Says:

    From the ads you observe on TV to the music you discover on the radio. Furthermore art can behave as an agent for communal engagement in the improvement of the quality of life in our community and challenging times.

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    The impact of television on youth can’t be believed.It’s just squeezing their civic activities.

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  9. Lipoaspiração Says:

    Tv consumption really helps civic engagement.

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  11. Ana Lu Says:

    It’s interesting that the study does not take into account television content. I would think that viewing choices would also have an effect on civic engagement.

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