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City Club of Boise Virtual Conversation: Preserving Democracy through Civil Discourse

Please join us for a virtual forum about this study, and the Democracy Project, an initiative of the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University.

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City Club of Boise Virtual Conversation: Preserving Democracy through Civil Discourse

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Feb 24, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST

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About the Event

In a survey of five mountain states, including Idaho, fewer than one in ten adults reported a very favorable view of the federal government and Congress, with just one in ten reporting a lot of confidence in the federal government and Congress to act in the best interest of the public. Half of those surveyed saying “concerned” best describes their views on the health of democracy in the United States.

These attitudes, coupled with the 80% of those surveyed reporting they believe Americans with different political viewpoints have a difficult time talking to one another about politics, indicate the state of our democracy is tenuous.

Civil discourse on political systems is fundamental to a healthy democracy. City Club is committed to this idea, and works to bring people together to hear diverse viewpoints by creating spaces where conversations happen. Please join us for a virtual forum about this study, and the Democracy Project, an initiative of the Frank Church Institute at Boise State University.

Thursday, February 24th, Noon - 1:00 p.m. on Zoom

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