The 2006 National Civic and Political Health Survey (CPHS) is the most up-to-date and detailed look at how young Americans are participating in politics and communities and their attitudes towards government and current issues. This report examines the civic engagement of young Americans and adults across 19 core measures of engagement. It also examines attitudes towards government, levels of political knowledge, partisanship, and views of elections and politics.
The survey was conducted from April 27 to June 11, 2006 by telephone and online survey and released on October 3, 2006. The survey provides nationally representative samples of young people and adults. Overall, 1,700 young people ages 15 to 25 were surveyed along with 550 adults ages 26 and older. The survey includes over-samples of young Latinos, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans.
Some major findings from the 2006 CPHS: