An overview of how the pillars of our democracy — civic knowledge, voting behavior, and civic engagement — are failing, leading to the disenfranchisement of important segments of our society.
Co-author Richard J. Coley focuses on why civics knowledge and participation in our democracy is important.
Co-author Andrew M. Sum discusses the alarming trends the Civic Engagement Index reveals.
ETS hosted a forum in Washington, D.C., on July 19, 2012 to present the disturbing report findings and call for efforts on a number of fronts to increase civic participation in our nation.
Introduction: Co-author Richard J. Coley
Voting and Civic Engagement: Co-author Andrew M. Sum
Attitudes and interests: Co-author Richard J. Coley
What to do?: Co-author Andrew M. Sum
Discussant Judith Torney-Purta, Professor of Human Development (HDQM), University of Maryland
Discussant Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights