Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Purcell's Harvard group finds political youth-engagement high

Former Metro/Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell (at left) is director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics, which today released its 15th survey of youth opinion on public service, and in addition to presidential preferences, it shows some heartening trends, concluding that the efficacy of political engagement is at a highwater mark. Among numerous interesting findings: 86 percent of youth respondents age 18-24 have a Facebook page and more than a third have used it for activism. The summary is here.

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