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Civic Participation

Civic participation is at the heart of our democracy.

What success looks like:

 

Arizonans are informed, equipped, and empowered to participate in our democracy at all levels.

The Civic Participation Progress Meter provides data about Arizonans involvement in civic processes, politics, and public office.

Arizona
56.1%
National
60.1%
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Presidential Election Voting

Shows the percentage of eligible voters who voted in the presidential election.
Eligible Voters Who Voted in the 2016 Presidential Election
McDonald, Michael P. United States Elections Project. Percent of eligible voting population. (2016) (2016)
Arizona
49.1%
National
50.3%
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Midterm Election Voting

Shows the percentage of eligible voters who voted in the midterm election.
Eligible Voters Who Voted in the 2018 Midterm Election
McDonald, Michael P. United States Elections Project. Percent of eligible voting population. (2018) (2018)
Arizona
13.9%
National
15.5%
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Confidence in Voting

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who did not vote because they believed their vote didn’t matter.
Arizonans Who Did Not Vote Because They Believe Their Vote Does Not Matter
National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) analysis of the U.S. Census Current Population Survey (CPS) data, September Volunteering/Civic Engagement Supplement. (2018)
Arizona
33.0%
National
35.0%
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Confidence in Institutions

Shows the average confidence level of Americans in 14 categories of institutions.
Average Confidence Level of Americans in Fourteen Broad Categories of Institutions
Gallup Organization 1993 to 2018 (2018)
Arizona
11.3%
National
11.4%
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100

Contacting Public Officials

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who contacted a public official in the past year.
Arizonans Who Contacted a Public Official in the Past Year
National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) analysis of the U.S. Census Current Population Survey (CPS) data, September Volunteering/Civic Engagement Supplement. (2017) (2017)
Arizona
35.4%
National
39.0%
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50
100

Discussing Politics

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who frequently discuss politics with family and friends.
Arizonans Who Frequently Discuss Politics with Family and Friends
National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) analysis of the U.S. Census Current Population Survey (CPS) data, September Volunteering/Civic Engagement Supplement. (2017) (2017)
Arizona
15.9%
National
13.9%
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100

Buycotting and Boycotting

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who choose to buy or boycott products based on their values.
Arizonans Who Choose to Buy or Boycott Products Based Upon Their Values
National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) analysis of the U.S. Census Current Population Survey (CPS) data, September Volunteering/Civic Engagement Supplement. (2017) (2017)

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Civic Participation Data Profile

Download these consolidated reports to get a “snapshot in time” of the data we’ve collected on our shared priorities. These reports cover all 15 of Arizona’s counties as well as urban areas and demographic subgroups. Each profile features information and data visualizations that Arizonans can use to better understand and impact their communities.
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