UGA study finds low civic involvement in Georgia - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

UGA study finds low civic involvement in Georgia

Posted: Updated:

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A new study says Georgia has 1 of the nation's lowest levels of civic involvement in activities such as voting and volunteering.

The University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government headed the project with several partner organizations to measure how much the state's citizens participate in their communities.

They came up with a Georgia Civic Health Index that found communities in the state tend to lag below the national average when it comes to voter turnout and attendance at public meetings. Other indicators, such as interactions with neighbors, were about average.

W. Dennis Epps, deputy director of the UGA institute, says he thinks state and local officials will use the results to work toward doing a better job of engaging Georgia citizens.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Pioneering Female Pilot Celebrates 100 years

    Pioneering Female Pilot Celebrates 100 years

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:52:18 GMT
    At a place of rest in Cypress a celebration of a life broke loose, a full century's worth.Those ten decades full belong to Mayme Lee Tanner."I never thought I'd be 100 years old, but I am so, so be it," said Mayme.The spunk persists, the kind that drew Mayme and more than 1,000 other pioneering young women into action when America went to war."I liked it. I loved flying," said Mayme.They were called Women Air Force Service Pilots, WASP's for short. With most male aviators in the fight, these ...
    At a place of rest in Cypress a celebration of a life broke loose, a full century's worth.Those ten decades full belong to Mayme Lee Tanner."I never thought I'd be 100 years old, but I am so, so be it," said Mayme.The spunk persists, the kind that drew Mayme and more than 1,000 other pioneering young women into action when America went to war."I liked it. I loved flying," said Mayme.They were called Women Air Force Service Pilots, WASP's for short. With most male aviators in the fight, these ...
  • New Jersey man abandoned as a baby reconnects with Conroe woman

    New Jersey man abandoned as a baby reconnects with Conroe woman

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:49:46 GMT
    A 36-year-old New Jersey man’s search for his birth mother leads him here to Conroe.No he didn’t find his mother but he did discover a truly remarkable relationship.Randy Wallace has this only on Fox report.
    A 36-year-old New Jersey man’s search for his birth mother leads him here to Conroe.No he didn’t find his mother but he did discover a truly remarkable relationship.Randy Wallace has this only on Fox report.
  • Exhibit Highlights Houston's Homeless Dog Epidemic

    Exhibit Highlights Houston's Homeless Dog Epidemic

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:47:07 GMT
    This statistic might shock you, more than a million stray dogs and cats roam the streets of Houston. Now 3 local non-profits are bringing this epidemic into focus.The exhibit No One's Dog starts July 26 at Diverse Works. It features several heartbreaking photos that were all captured by people throughout the community.If a picture paints a thousand words, than these pictures could fill up volumes."The photographs you're seeing here were taken by community members throughout Houston primarily ...
    This statistic might shock you, more than a million stray dogs and cats roam the streets of Houston. Now 3 local non-profits are bringing this epidemic into focus.The exhibit No One's Dog starts July 26 at Diverse Works. It features several heartbreaking photos that were all captured by people throughout the community.If a picture paints a thousand words, than these pictures could fill up volumes."The photographs you're seeing here were taken by community members throughout Houston primarily ...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices