Topic: Annette strauss institute for civic life

Texas Ranks Near Bottom for Political and Civic Involvement

Feb. 14, 2018
2018 Texas Civic Health Index

As early voting is set to begin in the Texas primaries, new data from UT Austin finds that Texas continues to have one of the nation’s lowest rates of political and civic participation.

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Distrust of Washington and Media Grows Since 2016 Election

Oct. 24, 2017
US Capitol

More Americans not only distrust the federal government, but also distrust the news media since the 2016 election. 

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UT Austin Receives Award for Student Voter Engagemnt

Oct. 19, 2017
Annette Strauss Institute

UT Austin led the nation with the most-improved undergraduate student voting rate for the 2106 election, winning a champion award from the ALL IN Challenge, a nonpartisan organization that promotes civic engagement.

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Americans Unsatisfied with Media Coverage of Politics

Oct. 26, 2016
news media, election coverage, media bias, 2016 election, media and politics,

The vast majority of Americans report that they are unsatisfied with how the news media have covered politics.


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Facebook More Effective at Mobilizing Voters

Oct. 11, 2016
Facebook, facebook voting, facebook vote, Moody College of Communication, social media, facebook studies

In a new study, researchers found that individuals are significantly more likely to vote if they receive reminders through Facebook that voting records are public by messages of encouragement or shame to vote. 

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