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 >
Share of Those 65 and Older Who Are Tech Users Has Grown in the Past Decade
Pew Research Center, January 2022, 11 pp.
A look at older adults' technology adoption, showing that adaption of key technology by seniors are has grown markedly in the last decade. more info >
Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
Pew Research Center, April 2013, 59 pp.
This study examines online and offline political engagement, paying special attention to the role of social networking sites in people’s political activities. more info >
Social Media and Political Engagement
Pew Research Center, October 2012, 13 pp.
60% of American adults use either social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. This survey finds that 66% of those social media users—or 39% of all American adults—have done at least one of eight civic or political activities with social media, including using social media to promote materials related to politics or social issues, encourage people to vote, or post or re-post commentary on issues. more info >
Social connectedness and health: A resource for the Connect for Health Challenge
Wilder Research, March 2012, 8 pp.
This summary piece includes key measures of social connectedness in Minnesota, including its influence on health outcomes. Suggestions for ways that communities can promote greater levels of social connectedness are also introduced. more info >
Soul of the Community: Grand Forks
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, February 2011, 20 pp.
This study was conducted over three years in 26 cities across the United States where Knight Foundation is active. It was designed to find out what emotionally attaches people to a community and what makes them want to put down roots and build a life there. more info >