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Fault Lines in Our Democracy: Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States

Author(s):
Coley, Richard J.; Sum, Andrew M.
Publication Year:
2012
Source:
ETS Policy Information Center Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
36
Subject/Key Words:
Civics Democracy Education National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Voter Participation

Abstract

As the 21st century unfolds, the United States faces historic challenges, including a struggling economy, an aging infrastructure and global terrorism. Solutions will have to come from educated, skilled citizens who understand and believe in our democratic system and are civically engaged. This incisive new report examines these fault lines and offers ideas about how to keep our democracy vital and strong.

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