CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
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Civic Engagement Among Minority Youth

January 6th, 2007
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by Karlo Barrios Marcelo, Mark Hugo Lopez, and Emily Hoban Kirby

January 2007

While the majority of young African-Americans between ages 15-25 believe government should do more to solve problems, there has been a nearly 20-point increase since 2002 in the percentage of young African-Americans who say that “government is almost always wasteful and inefficient.” This shift in attitudes was also found for young people of all racial groups, though not as drastic as among African-Americans.

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