Breaking Through

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Engaging News Project

Studies find people more willing to engage in political discussion when provided with pro-con arguments

Strauss Institute

Understanding and overcoming obstacles to civic engagement through research and educational outreach

Campaign Bootcamp 2015

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A comprehensive, first-time look at civic and political engagement in Texas

Creating More Voters and Better Citizens


The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life

donateThe Annette Strauss 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