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In 2014-15, a study was done in Indiana on the effectiveness of the We the People program by leading researcher Diana Owen from Georgetown University.

 

Read Part One: Civic Knowledge here
Read Part Two: Civic Dispositions here

 

Findings show that We The People students are much more likely to:
- Be inclined to participate in politics
- Respect the rule of law
- Follow politics and enjoy talking about government and politics
- Critically consume political news
- Be inclined to vote in presidential elections, local elections, and serve on a jury
- Believe that it is their responsibility to be involved in their community
- Feel that they could make their community better by working with others rather than individually
- Become more tolerant of opposing political ideas

 

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