Intention for Future Engagement


Not everyone who wants to engage in civic activities is able to do so.  Fewer opportunities are available to some groups, and some individuals are reliant on others to help them engage.  Children and youth, for example, may require the permission and support (like transportation) from parents or other adults.  Therefore, measuring the intention for future engagement – that is a desire to participate – is important for these groups. 

By Urban Institute


Sources Cited

Flanagan, C.A., Syvertsen, A.K., and Stout, M.D. (2007). Civic Measurement Models: Tapping Adolescents’ Civic Engagement. CIRCLE Working Paper 55. The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement.