Reports: Other Civic Engagement

Child and Well-Being Index
Foundation for Child Development, December 2013, 24 pp.
Annual report on the well-being of children in the U.S. Includes data on economic well-being, health, safe/risky behavior, educational attainment, community engagement, social relationships, and emotional/spiritual well-being.   more info >

Bush Foundation Citizen Solutions Statewide Poll
Wilder Research, September 2011, 8 pp.
This poll was designed to better understand residents’ opinions about the Minnesota state budget crisis and government shutdown that occurred in July 2011, It found that most Minnesotans were dissatisfied with the process and result of the budget agreement.   more info >

Citizen Solutions: CItizen Perspectives on Minnesota's Long-term Budget
Bush Foundation, August 2011, 12 pp.
Results of citizen forums that brought together Minnesotans from many walks of life and political beliefs to foster new ideas for solving the state’s budget challenges.   more info >

The demographics of spirituality and religiosity among youth: International and U.S. patterns
Child Trends, September 2010, 15 pp.
This research brief uses data from international and U.S. surveys to describe current patterns of religiosity and spirituality among youth and young adults around the world.   more info >

Exploring the supply and demand for community learning opportunities in Minnesota: A Survey of Minnesota parents and youth
Center for Youth Development, University of Minnesota Extension, April 2009, 37 pp.
This study focuses on the quality, availability, and impact of community learning opportunities for Minnesota youth. It includes parent and youth perceptions and discusses barriers affecting youth participation.   more info >

Web sites

Center for Civil Society Studies at The John Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies
Reports on the functioning of nonprofit, philanthropic, or "civil society" organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Includes assessments of employment, economic impact, and social effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by state and country.   more info >

Minnesota Milestones 2011
This site uses 60 progress indicators to determine whether the state of Minnesota is achieving 19 publicly determined goals. The goals are grouped in four broad areas: People, Community and Democracy, Economy and Environment.   more info >

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