The National Conference on Citizenship partnered with Civic Nebraska to produce the second Civic Health Index for the state – following the first in 2015.
Nebraska is a national leader in spending time with neighbors, family, and friends, in volunteering and working with neighbors to achieve something positive, and in voting in local elections.
Civic health reflects the degree to which individuals participate and are represented in their communities, from local and state governance to interactions with friends or family, and it refers to the way that communities are organized to define and address public problems.
The data and the insights included in this report are a starting point for conversation and collective action towards strengthening civic life and democratic involvement across the state.
For small towns and metropolitan cities alike, the benefits of strong civic health range from achieving success on community priorities to increased wellness to greater economic prosperity for more residents.