The Kennedy Institute’s Second Annual Civics Survey
Our second annual national poll probed Americans knowledge of the Senate, levels of civic interest, and attitudes towards government.
Two months after the start of the 115th Congress, Americans are taking a wide range of actions to influence the government and many are blending traditional technologies with new methods to engage. Knowledge of the U.S. Senate and our system of checks and balances continues to be lacking, but Americans remain optimistic about the power of civic education and civic engagement to improve our democracy.
- Edward M. Kennedy Institute 2017 National Civic Survey Results [_Kennedy_Institute_2017_Civic_Engagement_Poll_Results.pdf]
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Dr. Mary K. Grant, current chancellor of UNC Asheville, was selected in September 2017 as the new president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and will begin leading the organization in January 2018.
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