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.

The Civic Implications of Kids' Participation with Digital Media
  • Project Description

    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 goal was to examine how use of digital media for communication, information seeking, political/civic discussion and organization, and playing games affects young people's civic development, capacities, and activities.



    Funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation



    Kahne, J., Lee, NJ, Timpany Feezell, J. (2011). The Civic and Political Significance of Online Participatory Cultures and Youth Transitioning to Adulthood.


    Kahne, J., Middaugh, E., Lee, NJ, Timpany Feezell, J. (2011). Youth Online Activity and Exposure to Diverse Perspectives.


    Kahne, J., Timpany Feezell, J., Lee, NJ. (2011). Digital Media Literacy Education and Online Civic and Political Participatiton.


    Middaugh, E., Kahne, J. and Evans, C. (2008) Youth internet use and recruitment into civic and political participation. Presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, August, 2008.