Civic Health of Wisconsin: Connectedness in Context

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In partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and in collaboration with a coalition of nonpartisan Wisconsin organizations, the CommNS presents this inaugural report on Wisconsin’s civic health. The report is based on the 2019 Wisconsin Civic Health Index™, which measures residents’ civic engagement and community connectedness. These data are presented alongside Wisconsin demographic information, civics education standards, trends in local politics and news, and current civic health efforts.

With the publication of this report, Wisconsin joins 30 other U.S. states in measuring civic health, laying the groundwork for tracking changes and improvements. This publication also marks the beginning of a civic health of Wisconsin initiative, which will mobilize these data to strengthen and catalyze civic engagement efforts in Wisconsin communities.