Checking the civic health of our nation
September 17, 2009
National Conference on Citizenship
America's Civic Health Index 2009 report.
The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), founded in 1946 and chartered by Congress in 1953, tracks, measures and promotes civic participation in the U.S. At its conference this month, NCoC released is annual America's Civic Health Index to inform Americans about leading indicators of our nation's civic health and to motivate leaders and policymakers to strengthen the foundations of civic engagement.
A few report highlights:
Although a high percentage of Americans said that they cut back on time spent volunteering, participating in groups, and doing other civic activities, there are rays of hope. The report found that Americans took part in more personal forms of participation, such as giving food or money to someone in need, allowing a relative or non-relative to live in their home or property.
The other glimmer of hope is that millennials were found to lead the way in volunteering and using social networking sites for civic causes. Millenials are more civically engaged in their communities as a result.
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