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

Working Paper 41: Gender and Civic Engagement: Secondary Analysis of Survey Data

September 3rd, 2005
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by Krista Jenkins

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“The NCES represents the best survey in recent years to examine rates and types of activism among both young women and men. It is rich with questions about a variety of ways people can influence politics and their communities. These range from activities designed to influence the formal political process, such as voting, to more private activities such as community problem-solving and using one’s might as a consumer
to reward or punish a company for its social or political values.”

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