Creating More Voters and Better Citizens


The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

donateCreated in 2000 to respond to growing political cynicism and disaffection in the United States, the Institute is named for Annette Greenfield Strauss: former Dallas mayor, community leader, and philanthropist. The Institute envisions a democracy where all citizens are informed, vote, and are actively involved in improving their communities. Through nonpartisan research, education, and outreach, the Institute seeks
to understand and overcome obstacles to civic engagement.


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Texas Civic Health Index

Engaging News Project

Project Vote Smart

Campaign Mapping Project

Digital Media Research Program

Patricia Witherspoon Award

Office of Survey Research