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