Source: PA Times, Vol. 32 no. 9, October 2009
As economic distress continues through the summer and into the fall, Americans are suffering from a “civic foreclosure” that is limiting the range and depth of their civic engagement, according to a new study by National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). The annual “America’s Civic Health Index,” based on survey data collected in May 2009, is a look at the state of civic engagement in America that reflects the impact of the economic crisis.