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September 2011

112th at Risk of Spike in Incivility, 5th Annenberg ’Civility in Congress’ Report Warns

The Annenberg Public Policy Center has updated the work that it produced for the 1997, 1999, and 2001 House Bipartisan Retreats. The new report’s analysis of the taking down processes from 1935-2011 identifies five parallels between the 112th and earlier “combustible” Congresses:   The 112th is a turnover Congress. Incivility increased in the first sessions
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New Annenberg Survey Asks: “How Well Do Americans Understand the Constitution?”

At a press conference at the National Constitution Center on Friday, September 16, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor will release an Annenberg Public Policy Center sponsored report titled "The Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools," recommending actions that the federal, state, and local governments, as well as families
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Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools releases groundbreaking report on the importance of civic education to our nation

The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, in partnership with APPC’s Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, the National Conference on Citizenship, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, produced “The Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of
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Annenberg political communication scholars published in Political Research Quarterly

James L. Gibson (Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.), Annenberg doctoral student Jeffrey A. Gottfried, Annenberg Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D., and APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., co-authored an article, "The Effects of Judicial Campaign Activity on the Legitimacy of Courts: A Survey-based Experiment," that appears in the September 2011 issue of Political
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