As you travel through life, how engaged are you with political and social issues? In what ways do you get involved? How do you feel when someone mentions the word "politics"? Are you excited? Indifferent? Uncertain?

We all think and act differently when it comes to political and social issues. The way we participate and feel about politics is influenced by our families, community leaders and institutions, friends, media and personal investment in the issues. Civic engagement involves our feelings about social issues and our participation in making a difference in our community and beyond. Civically engaged people consider themselves to be part of the social fabric, believe they can make a difference and see every person as inherently valuable.

Take the Let's Get Political Quiz to learn about the various components that make up our political personalities and to measure your own style of civic engagement.


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