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Reports: Featured

2016 Veterans Civic Health Index
National Conference on Citizenship, October 2016, 24 pp.
This report looks at the civic health of America's veteran population. It includes data on volunteerism, engagement with local governments and community organizations, voting, helping neighbors, charitable giving, and more.   more info >

The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart: Trends in Voter Party Identification 1992-2016
Pew Research Center, September 2016
Looks at the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties over time.   more info >

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience.   more info >

Volunteering and Civic Life in America
Corporation for National and Community Service, December 2015
A comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life. Provides national, state, and large city data.   more info >

Social Media Usage: 2005-2015
Pew Research Center, October 2015, 12 pp.
National figures on social networking use, including an overview of changes over time by demographic groups.   more info >

Red Rural, Blue Rural: Rural Does Not Always Equal Republican
Carsey School of Public Policy, August 2015, 2 pp.
Voting data for nearly 9,000 rural residents is analyzed in this fact sheet. Voting trends indicate that while Republican presidential candidates have generally done well in rural America, there are enclaves of Democratic support that may have significant impact on tightly contested elections.   more info >

Web sites

Citizens League
Identifies, frames and proposes solutions to public policy issues.   more info >

Minnesota Council on Foundations
Information on grantmakers, focus areas of giving, grant writing, and more.   more info >

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