This report would not be possible without the contributions of some very important individuals.
Miami University Hamilton Center for Civic Engagement
Kelli Johnson , Director, Center for Civic Engagement
Annie Miller , PhD student, University of Colorado
Randi Thomas , Director of Institutional Relations
Perry Richardson , Miami University Hamilton Campus Communication Ofcer
Sarah Woiteshek , Assistant Director of the Wilks Leadership Institute
National Conference on Citizenship
David B. Smith, Executive Director, NCoC
Kristen Cambell, Director of Programs and New Media, NCoC
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of
Citizenship and Public Service (CIRCLE)
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Lead Researcher, CIRCLE
Emily Hoban Kirby, Senior Researcher, CIRCLE
Peter Levine, Director, CIRCLE
The data in this Report are based on information compiled by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS). Volunteering estimates are from the CPS September Volunteering Supplement from 2007, 2008, and 2009, and the Volunteering in America website at www.volunteeringinamerica.gov. Voting and registration data come from the CPS November Voting/Registration Supplement from 2004 and 2008. All other civic engagement indicators, such as access to information and connection to others, come from the 2008 and 2009 CPS Civic Engagement Supplement . For most indicators, the 2008 and 2009 data were combined whenever possible, to achieve the largest possible sample size and to minimize error.