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ERIC Number: ED495763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
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Civic Engagement among Young Men and Women
Marcelo, Karlo Barrios; Lopez, Mark Hugo; Kirby, Emily Hoban
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland
Political scientists and sociologists have long established significant differences in civic engagement between women and men. Utilizing data from the 2006 Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey, and several other sources, new information is provided on the civic engagement of youth, confidence in government, and following public affairs and the news, by gender. Young men were found to be among the most engaged in a wide range of political activities despite lower voter turnout rates, and young women are among the most engaged in civic activities such as volunteering, and also the most likely to vote. Young men are more attentive to the news than their young female counterparts. (Contains 23 figures and 6 tables.) [This Fact Sheet was produced by CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement).]
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-2790; Web site: http://www.civicyouth.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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