How do you engage with community? Institute researches civic behavior

A 2007 protest against Duke Energy plans to build a coal-burning power plant. Photo: Nancy Pierce

This survey is closed as of Monday, Nov. 7.

How do you influence the community around you? Do you vote, volunteer, go to protest marches or go to meetings? Are you active on social media, stay informed through voraciously reading, or do you stick to cute cat videos as a way to insulate yourself from the negativity of the 2016 political campaign?

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is partnering with Google, Johnson C. Smith University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on a project to learn more about how local residents engage with each other, including online. We’re interested in what motivates your engagement, and what connections there might be between the ways you engage online and the ways you engage in person.

This survey will be the first in a series of surveys, interviews and focus groups as we seek to develop action steps that can be taken by individuals and institutions to enhance civic life.    

If you live in Mecklenburg County, please share your thoughts about civic behaviors by Monday, Oct. 24. You may also sign up to take part in more extensive research over the next eight months.
And those who take the survey may enter a drawing for one of eight $25 gift cards.


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