CFA issues report on Arizona’s civic health

The Center for the Future of ArizonaThe Center for the Future of Arizona, working with the National Conference on Citizenship, has released the “Arizona Civic Health Index,” a study of Arizona’s civic health.

The takeaway, in brief: We have much work to do.

In a news release coinciding with the release of the report, which builds upon the 2009 “The Arizona We Want: Gallup Arizona Poll,” the CFA announced:

The Arizona report provides a deeper understanding of the opportunities available and a yardstick for measuring the state’s progress going forward.  Its five overarching results are:

  1. Arizonans are not as well informed as people in other states.
  2. Voter turnout continues to decline.
  3. Arizonans are not as strongly connected to one another as people in other states.
  4. There is an educational divide in citizen participation.
  5. Arizonans feel a growing disconnect with the leaders they elect to represent them.

Read more details from the report, and next steps.

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