Civic Engagement BlogServe DC and the National Conference on Citizenship released the first-ever District of Columbia Civic Health Index, which reveals how District residents engage in key civic activities, such as voting, volunteering and interacting with neighbors.

Compared to the 50 states, the District ranked among the highest when it came to voting in local elections (4th in 2011) and had the highest voter turnout rate (1st at 75.9%) in the 2012 presidential election. However, this contrasted with other indicators such exchanging favors with neighbors frequently (49th), trusting all or most neighbors (51st), and eating dinner with a member of the household frequently (51st).

Learn more about DC’s civic health and see NCoC’s other national, state, and city civic health reports.

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