Faultlines Statue

Fault Lines in Our Democracy

Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States

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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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.

About the Authors>

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Dismal Civics Knowledge Linked to Decline in Voting, Volunteering Among Young

Report Urges Concerted Efforts on Multiple Fronts

Princeton, N.J. (May 23, 2012) – With the presidential election approaching, a new study from Educational Testing Service (ETS) shows that weak civics knowledge among young people is linked to less voting, less volunteering and greater distrust in government. The report calls for sustained efforts on the part of parents, the public, the educational system, and local and national leaders to address these fault lines in our democracy that threaten our nation's civic well-being.

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Read the release:
Dismal Civics Knowledge Linked to Decline in Voting, Volunteering Among Young

Report Urges Concerted Efforts on Multiple Fronts

Princeton, N.J. (May 23, 2012) – With the presidential election approaching, a new study from Educational Testing Service (ETS) shows that weak civics knowledge among young people is linked to less voting, less volunteering and greater distrust in government. The report calls for sustained efforts on the part of parents, the public, the educational system, and local and national leaders to address these fault lines in our democracy that threaten our nation's civic well-being.

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