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Today it is more important than ever to ensure Americans have the knowledge and skills to participate in civic life. Informed and active citizens make for a stronger country, a stronger economy, and a stronger workforce.

We believe that democracy is vital for our nation’s prosperity and that businesses can help strengthen it. To make American civic life more vibrant and relevant, we as a nation need to raise awareness and interest in basic civic knowledge among students and adults.

Our comprehensive new study revealed an alarming truth ahead of America’s 250th anniversary—the nation’s civic knowledge is badly lagging. However, there’s an optimistic outlook and opportunity for business leaders to make a difference.

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The Civic Trust® is a nonpartisan educational initiative dedicated to enhancing civic literacy, skills, and participation across schools, workplaces, and communities. Through programs like the National Civics Bee®, we partner with state and local chambers, businesses, policymakers, and community leaders to offer dynamic opportunities.

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