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1 Civic Responsibility Citizen participation in a democratic society: some statistics

2 Preamble to the US Constitution We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

3 National Voter Turnout in US Federal Elections: 1960–2008 Year Voting-age population Voter registrationVoter turnout Turnout of voting- age population (percent) ,229,580NA132,618, ,600,000135,889,60080,588, ,256,931174,800,000122,294, ,473,000150,990,59879,830, ,815,000156,421,311105,586, ,929,000141,850,55873,117, ,511,000146,211,96096,456, ,650,000130,292,82275,105, ,529,000133,821,178104,405, ,812,000121,105,63067,859, ,778,000126,379,62891,594, ,566,000118,399,98464,991, ,466,000124,150,61492,652, ,938,000110,671,22567,615, ,597,000113,043,73486,515, ,373,000103,291,26558,917, ,309,190105,037,98681,555, ,336,00096,199, ,943, ,776,00097,328,54177,718, ,498,00082,496, ,014, ,328,18681,658,18073,211, ,132,00076,288, ,188, ,090,00073,715,81870,644, ,423,00065,393, ,141, ,159,00064,833, ,838,

4 Congress Approval Rating

5 US population who volunteered

6 GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media/Stanford Environment Poll (2009)

7 GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media/Stanford Environment Poll (2009)

8 Civic Engagement 1970s – 1990s Putnam, Robert D. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Renewal of American Community. New York: Simon and Schuster, Print.

9 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

10 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

11 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement

12 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement /FS_Characteristics_Group_Membership.pdf

13 The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement Ups/FactSheets/FS_06_Sports_ and_Civic_Engagement.pdf

14 So What? What are the most pressing concerns facing our society? What is your responsibility in addressing these concerns? How can games help us address these concerns?


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