New Study on California’s Civic Participation Released

In coordination with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), California Forward has just released the 2009 California Civic Health Index.

CSC’s Pete Peterson wrote one of the chapters of the study and contributed this recent op-ed to the Sacramento Bee. In general, the California results mirror the national numbers in that the economic decline of the last 18 months has adversely impacted volunteering and civic participation. What is unique to the California study is the low “trust” levels (to the question, “Do you trust your state government to do what is right?”) in our state government.

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