So THAT’S What You’re Interested In! (Survey Results)

Posted by on April 26, 2019 at 1:28 PM

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Last week we asked you to answer a short survey telling us what issue areas of the democracy revitalization movement you find most interesting, and many of you responded! Thank you! This week, we would like to share the results (please note that respondents could vote for more than one category):

  • In first place, a whopping 56% of respondents said they are interested in Bridging Ideological Divides -- a clear sign that you, our readers, believe that hyper-partisanship is harming our nation
  • In a close second, 51% of respondents said they are interested in Strengthening Integrity in Voting, Campaigns, and Elections -- with election season fast approaching, I’m betting that number would rise if we did this survey again
  • Just a few percentage points separated the next five issue areas, with….
    • 37% for Facilitating Government / Citizen Interaction
    • 34% for Informing the Discussion
    • 29% for Empowering Young Americans
    • 27% for Addressing Money and Corruption in Politics
    • 22% for Crosspartisan Think Tanks
  • Supporting Public Officials and Institutions got the fewest votes, but still received votes from 10% of respondents
  • Finally, nearly 20% of respondents voted “Other.” Some of their suggestions were….
    • Fostering inclusion in democratic institutions
    • Engaging disaffected voters
    • Maintaining and enhancing national security
    • Rebuilding trust in government

We thank those of you who participated. For those of you who did not, feel free to fill out the survey at your convenience. Knowing what you are most interested in helps us to keep you engaged as we continue building a bigger, stronger, more effective movement.

We would also like to inform you of two important events you can attend from the comfort of your home.

  • It’s Census Time! On May 1st, Cities of Service will host a webinar on how cities can utilize technology and trusted community members to ensure an accurate count for the 2020 Census.
  • Dig Where You Are” - On June 5th, the Center for the Study of Liberty will host a live interview with Nan Alexander Doyal on her book, which recounts the stories of people who sparked meaningful and sustainable change in their communities. Even though June 5th isn’t for awhile, don’t procrastinate! Otherwise, if you’re like me, you may forget and miss out on this awesome opportunity!

As always, thank you for your support.


The Bridge Alliance Education Fund


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National Institute for Civil Discourse - Boston Globe - Can a documentary restore America's civility?

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R Street Institute - Politico - How nuclear plants are gaming climate-change rules