Now Available: Points of Light's Newest Civic Engagement Research

You’re invited to access to Points of Light’s groundbreaking research, “Civic Life Today: The State of Global Civic Engagement.” These five distinct and in-depth reports examine attitudes, barriers and participation rates globally, as well as in the U.S., the U.K, Brazil and India and provide actionable takeaways for businesses, non-profits and individuals.

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Navigating the Global Civic Engagement Landscape in a Disrupted World

Civic Life Today: The State of Global Civic Engagement

Points of Light’s research, “Civic Life Today: The State of Global Civic Engagement,” is mapped out in five in-depth reports that show key trends in civic engagement and provide actionable takeaways for businesses, non-profits and individuals.

Findings from the study revealed several themes around what global civic engagement looks like today:

  • Volunteering is ranked among the most important activities since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but by varying degrees among countries.
  • Globally, individuals share most interest in supporting education, environment and healthcare.
  • Finances remain one of the largest barriers to engagement.
  • Corporations have an obligation to act.
  • Nontraditional forms of engagement are the new normal.

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Points of Light is a Leader in Civic Engagement Research

As thought leaders in civic engagement, Points of Light knows that change led by the power of people is one of the most powerful forces on Earth. Our comprehensive body of research explores attitudes, barriers and participation rates around civic engagement and helps shed light on how to facilitate more of it.

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Civic Life Today: A Millennial Perspective

In 2021, Points of Light focused its research on the civic engagement of millennials. This report, titled “Civic Life Today: A Millennial Perspective,”  shares how a concentration of extraordinary experiences in a brief period of time influenced the civic involvement of the country’s largest generation in history.

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Civic Life Today: A Look At American Civic Engagement Amid A Global Pandemic

“Civic Life Today: A Look At American Civic Engagement Amid A Global Pandemic” reveals the potential of the tragedy of the pandemic to serve as a catalyst for a new era of civic engagement. Today’s engaged person may express their inclination to do good through the purchases they make, in what they share on social media, where and how they choose to work and which nonprofit organization to support as a volunteer or donor.

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“Civic Engagement Research: A Millennial Perspective”

This webinar explores Points of Light’s research, “Civic Life Today: A Millennial Perspective,” hosted by Points of Light’s President & CEO Natalye Paquin and Influence|SG’s Managing Director Derrick Feldman.

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“Examining the State of American Civic Engagement”

An insightful discussion on the findings and actionable takeaways from “Civic Life Today: A Look At American Civic Engagement Amid A Global Pandemic.” Speakers include Jay Campbell, partner, Hart Research, Jenny Lawson, chief civic innovation officer, Points of Light, Carol Cone, founder & CEO, Carol Cone ON PURPOSE, and Natalye Paquin, president & CEO, Points of Light.

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Civic Engagement & The Civic Circle

Literature Review in partnership with Data Shine, January 2022

To better understand civic engagement and how to motivate individuals and communities to become more engaged, Points of Light commissioned Data Shine, an independent evaluation consulting firm, to conduct a literature review. We paired the Civic Circle framework with an exploratory, inductive approach that allowed the research team to expand the search in real-time. This led us to scholarly journals, news sources, think tank and poll briefings organizational reports, white papers, book chapters, practitioner-focused guides and more. The search produced more than 260 artifacts; we referenced 198 in the synthesis. Our web library contains access to reviewed resources as possible.