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ERIC Number: ED512258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
2009 America's Civic Health Index: Civic Health in Hard Times
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
Since 2006, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), in partnership with the Civic Indicators Working Group, has published annual reports called "America's Civic Health Index." These reports have informed Americans about leading indicators of the nation's civic health and motivated citizens, leaders and policymakers to strengthen the foundations of civic engagement. "America's Civic Health Index" has become the leading gauge of how well Americans are connecting to each other and their communities, and measures rates of volunteering, voting, connections to civic and religious organizations, trust in other Americans and key institutions, and other civic behavior and attitudes. This year's survey adds a new dimension by investigating more personal forms of civic engagement that are especially salient at moments of economic contraction, such as giving people food or shelter in their own homes. The 2009 "America's Civic Health Index" found such forms of engagement especially common among America's least advantaged citizens. The Indicators of Civic Health is appended. (Contains 31 endnotes.) [This report was produced by the National Conference on Citizenship, whose key partners include: Civic Enterprises; CIRCLE, Tufts University; Saguaro Seminar, Harvard University; California Forward; Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire; Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg College; Florida Joint Center for Citizenship; McCormick Freedom Museum; and Miami University, Hamilton.]
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Lincoln Filene Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. Tel: 617-627-4781; Fax: 617-727-3401; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; McCormick Tribune Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Illinois; Minnesota; New Hampshire; Ohio