CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Projects
  • Supports for Civic Media

    The Supports for Youth Civic Media Engagement: An Examination of Equity & Impact study will draw on the Youth and Participatory Politics nationally representative survey of youth in order to analyze the distribution of learning opportunities for civic media literacy, the impact of these learning opportunities, and, in particular, the impact of these opportunities on whether youth create and circulate civic and political content.

  • The Civic Implications of Kids' Participation with Digital Media

    This longitudinal study examined how digital media influences civic commitments, capacities and activities in late adolescence. We surveyed students in 2006 and 2007, and conducted a final survey in 2009.

  • The Pew Internet & American Life Project

    The Pew Internet & American Life Project in collaboration with CERG and Mills College developed a national telephone survey intended to explore young people's use of video games and how this use relates to certain social and civic outcomes.

  • The Youth & Participatory Politics Research Network (YPP)

    The YPP Research Network is a network of scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines working together to understand the ways youth participation in online networks is shaping and reshaping youth civic and political engagement in the public sphere.

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