2015 Veterans Civic Health Index

Posted by National Conference on Citizenship on May 4, 2015

Veterans are leading the charge to strengthen America’s civic health. That is what our partners at Got Your 6 found in the 2015 Veterans Civic Health Index released today.

Compared to the general population, veterans lead the way on nearly every civic indicator. Highlights of their civic participation include:

  • Veteran volunteers serve an average of 160 hours annually, 25% more than non-veterans
  • They join groups at significantly higher rates, 43% vs. 36% for non-veterans
  • Veterans are more likely to exchange favors with neighbors frequently, 16% vs 12% for non-veterans

Our veterans represent one of our nation’s greatest untapped resources. We look forward to working with our partners to share their good ideas and explore how to connect more veterans to civic engagement opportunities.


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