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Millennials Talk

Millennials Talk

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Published by: dsiegel on Sep 02, 2008
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Abby KiesaAlexander P. OrlowskiPeter LevineDeborah BothEmily Hoban KirbyMark Hugo LopezKarlo Barrios Marcelo
 Millennials Talk Politics:
A Study of College StudentPolitical Engagement
This report is published in collaboration with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation.
CIRCLE (The Center or Inormation & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement)promotes research on the civic and political engagement o Americans between theages o 15 and 25. Although CIRCLE conducts and unds research, not practice, theprojects that we support have practical implications or those who work to increaseyoung people’s engagement in politics and civic lie. CIRCLE is also a clearinghouseor relevant inormation and scholarship.CIRCLE was ounded in 2001 with a generous grant rom The Pew Charitable Trustsand is now also unded by Carnegie Corporation o New York, the Ford Foundation,and other oundations.The Charles F. Kettering Foundation (www.kettering.org) is a nonprot operatingoundation, chartered in 1927, that does not make grants but welcomes partner-ships with other institutions and individuals who are actively working on problemso communities, governing, politics and education.
Executive SummaryMai Fidis.
Today’s College Students are More Engagedthan Generation X Was
Millennials are Involved Locally with Othersbut are Ambivalent about Formal Politics
Millennials Dislike Spin and PolarizedDebates and Seek Authentic Opportunities orDiscussing Public Issues
Dierences Among the Millennials: Collegesand Universities are Providing Very UnequalLevels o Opportunity or Civic Participationand Learning
All Students Need to have Opportunities orCivic and Political Participation, andStudents Need Opportunities and Space orDeliberation on Public Issues
Future Researc Areas
Non-College YouthOpportunities on Other CampusesAchieving a Civic Mission in Resource-LimitedContextsFiltering the Media
MethodologyDemographicsSurvey Toplines

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