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Research from Texas


Strong civic health is vital for a thriving democracy and social well-being. Quality of life is influenced profoundly by people’s engagement in their communities, their civic associations, their networks, and the characteristics of their neighborhoods. Political participation, volunteering, donating, and…

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Residents of Greater Houston are less likely to trust their neighbors and volunteer than the average American.  These findings are revealed in the newly released 2018 Houston Civic Health IndexTM, a report from our partners at Rice University’s Kinder Institute…

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This report was produced in collaboration with the National Conference on Citizenship, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, Leadership Austin, the Austin Community Foundation, KLRU – TV, and KUT Radio. Click…

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AUSTIN, Texas – June 4, 2013 – On the heels of the 83rd Legislative Session, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship today released the Texas Civic Health Index,…

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This “infographic” explores the civic health of the city of Austin, Texas, and compares it with the state as a whole. Click here to download the 2011 Austin Civic Health Infographic

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