CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

2010 Reports Present Strengths and Weaknesses of States’ Civic Health

January 19th, 2011
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In September 2010, the National Conference on Citizenship and the Corporation for National and Community Service produced the first Civic Health Assessment. Thirteen states and four cities signed on to complete individualized civic health reports in 2010; CIRCLE contributed to the analysis of the state-specific data. Missouri, Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, California all produced reports, and Seattle was the first city-level report of its kind.

This year, state-specific data allowed the state partners to break down participation levels among several different demographics, including age, gender, race, marital status, income level, urbanicity and more. There were similarities in each state, but there were also unique differences.

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