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.
The 28-page report can be found online as a PDF file at http://ncoc.net/mochi2010.