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Reports: Featured

Civic Life Today: The State of U.S. Civic Engagement
Points of Light, April 2022, 20 pp.
This report explores Americans’ attitudes, behaviors and barriers around civic engagement.   more info >

The Civic Health Index 2021
National Conference on Citizenship, February 2022, 36 pp.
Looks at civic health trends across four broad categories: political and civic engagement, group affiliation, social comity, and information and knowledge.   more info >

Volunteering and Civic Life in America
Corporation for National and Community Service, December 2021, 12 pp.
A comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life. Provides national, state, and large city data.   more info >

2021 Veterans Civic Health Index
National Conference on Citizenship, November 2021, 28 pp.
This report looks at the civic health of America's veteran population. It includes data on volunteerism, engagement with local governments and community organizations, voting, helping neighbors, charitable giving, and more.   more info >

Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021
Urban Institute, October 2021, 95 pp.
Focuses on geographic and demographic trends related to nonprofit organizations and the populations they serve.   more info >

Social Media Use in 2021
Pew Research Center, April 2021, 15 pp.
National figures on social media use, including an overview of demographics and changes over time.   more info >

Designing and Conducting a Community-Based Civic Health Index: A Primer for Local Leaders
Carsey School of Public Policy, March 2021, 8 pp.
This primer offers suggestions for designing and conducting a community-based civic health index, which allows local leaders to determine what is most important to measure in a particular town or small city and then collect local data reflecting the specific civic activities of that community’s residents.   more info >

North Dakota Nonprofit Sector Impact
North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, November 2020, 2 pp.
Highlights the work and impact of charitable nonprofit organizations in North Dakota.   more info >

Web sites

NCoC Civic Health Initiatives
A series of reports designed to inform citizens and policymakers about the state of our civil society and democracy. The Indices measure how well Americans are connecting to each other and their communities by rates of volunteering, voting, connections to civic and religious organizations, trust in other Americans and key institutions, and other civic behavior and attitudes. Reports focus on different populations groups and topics.   more info >

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