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Report examines Missouri’s civic engagement

Capturing the pulse of ‘Civic Health’

Every once in awhile we’re told about how healthy — or unhealthy — we are as a society, based on the latest statistics for cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other health issue. Also on a regular basis, we’re told how well — or poorly — we’re doing economically. But what is the state of our “civic health?” How good is our “civic engagement?”

A new report — “Missouri Civic Health Assessment 2010,” issued right before the elections — says that, in most cases, Missourians are more active, including voting more regularly, than national averages.

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The 28-page report can be found online as a PDF file at


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