America Indivisible Releases In-Depth Report on Religion and Civic Engagement

Posted by on May 16, 2019 at 4:47 PM

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Earlier this month, America Indivisible -- one of the newest members of the Bridge Alliance -- released a collaborative study called “American Muslim Poll 2019.” To be honest, though, the title short-changes the report, which examines political attitudes, civic engagement, and Islamophobia among American Muslims, Jews, Christians (broken down by denomination), and Non-Affiliates.

It would take much too long to summarize the report’s findings, but one interesting nugget is that Muslims were the only faith group that reported an increase in satisfaction with the direction of the country from 2018 to 2019 (27% → 33%). I strongly encourage you to take a look at the rest of the report.

Speaking of civic engagement (yay for smooth transitions!)....

  • The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is accepting nominations for the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards. You can nominate a student or educator here.
  • American Promise released a video documenting citizen leader Corinne Dodge’s efforts to get money out of politics.
  • Joan Blades and John Gable reprised their TED Talk performance with a conversation on “Celebrating Political Diversity” at Wisdom 2.0.

Stay tuned next week for the latest updates to the Electoral Systems and Campaigns section of the Democracy Field Overview.

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