The Citizens Most Vocal in Local Government

Source: Mike Maciag, Governing, July 2014

View detailed demographic data from a national survey about the most and least likely people to speak up…. Nationwide, though, citizen participation in local government remains abysmally low. The National Research Center (NRC), a firm that conducts citizen surveys for more than 200 communities, compiled data for Governing shedding light on the types of residents who are most active. Overall, only 19 percent of Americans recently surveyed contacted their local elected officials over a 12-month period, while about a quarter reported attending a public meeting….