Youth Online Civic Engagement Study

Background

This project is part of the Youth Activism Project, which is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and is part of the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network.  The project is collecting data to understand how participation in online civic engagement differs for participants from more traditional, long-term activist engagements.

Major goals of the project include understanding how youth make decisions about the kinds of online civic engagement in which they will participate, how they perceive online civic engagement versus more traditional forms of activism, and what they believe they are accomplishing through these engagements.