Reports: Policy and advocacy

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 >

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 >

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 >

Voting and Attitudes Along the Red Rural–Blue Urban Continuum
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, October 2020, 6 pp.
This brief presents research that shows the complex variations in voting patterns in both urban and rural places, examining patterns over the last five presidential elections, treating rural-urban differences as a continuum, not a dichotomy.   more info >

Seven Ways to Engage Teens in Civic Problem-Solving Online
Citizens League, January 2011, 15 pp.
Suggestions from teens on civic engagement.   more info >

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