Civic Life Today
A look at American Civic Engagement Amid a Global Pandemic
A movement of change has been spurred by a global pandemic and uprising in response to tragedy born of systemic racism. We are at the dawn of a “Civic Century,” an age when people become the driving force that transforms our world.
In this moment, we see our challenge as, “How can we create a society where it is easy for every individual to take action and accelerate impact within their community and around the world?”
To best understand current perceptions of civic life and identify a path forward for businesses, nonprofits, and individuals, Points of Light, and our partners Carol Cone and Hart Research, conducted a study this spring, with generous support from AT&T, surveying adults in the United States about their attitudes, behaviors, barriers and motivations for civic engagement. The resulting report is Civic Life Today: A Look at American Civic Engagement Amid a Global Pandemic.
Understanding the attitudes, behaviors, barriers and motivations when it comes to engaging in civic life.
This research offers the most current and comprehensive look into the current state of civic engagement, a universal desire to do more in the future, and how we can help convert good intentions into positive action. Through its findings, Points of Light offers timely information and perspective for businesses, nonprofits and other organizations to harness the power of people and their desire to do good.
The findings from the study revealed the following key themes about Americans today:
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