YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

YPP Survey Project 2011 Data

YPP Survey Project 2011 Data

The 2011 Youth Participatory Politics Survey contains data for a nationally representative sample of 2,920 respondents ages 15-25. The sample includes oversamples of African American, Asian American, and Latino respondents. This survey was administered online and by telephone in English and Spanish between February and July 2011. It includes questions that examine the quantity, quality and equality of youth new media practices, political and civic attitudes and behavior and engagement in something we have labeled participatory politics. This dataset provides researchers with a unique resource to interrogate how youth from a variety of backgrounds participate in and experience public life, online and off.


Data Sharing Policy

The Youth & Participatory Politics Research Network believes in the importance of sharing data resources for the purposes of building the field of youth engagement in participatory politics. If you wish to download the dataset as an SPSS file, please fill out the form below and you will be sent an email with a link to the file. By downloading the YPP Survey Project 2011 dataset (“Data”) you: 

  • Agree not to distribute, reproduce, or sell the Data

  • Acknowledge that the Data is for your sole, non-commercial use. 

  • Agree to cite any use of the Data with the citation ‘Cathy J. Cohen and Joseph Kahne. 2011. "Youth Participatory Politics Survey." Oakland, CA: Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network. Dataset accessed [insert date] at [insert URL].’


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