Texas Civic Health Index

Communities with strong indicators of civic health as measured by the Civic Health Index have higher employment rates, stronger schools, better physical health, and more responsive governments.

Civic Health Index (CHI) partnerships have changed the way governments go about their work, reintroduced civics to our classrooms, redirected investments, influenced national and local conversations, and bolstered a network of civic leaders across the country.

America’s Civic Health Assessment is an effort to educate Americans about our civic life and to motivate citizens, leaders, and policymakers to strengthen it. The Texas Civic Health Index provides a comprehensive look at civic and political engagement in Texas. It presents information about who engages in their communities, in politics, and how.

2018 Texas Civic Health Index

Read the full 2018 report and learn more about the civic health of Texas here:


2018 Civic Index Austin









2013 Texas Civic Health Index



Read the full 2013 report and learn more about the civic health of Texas here:

Civic Health Report         infographic

Resources to Share and Present about Civic Life:

Video Snapshots -- minute-long videos of citizens describing civic life and reacting to the findings from the Civic Health Index

Social Media Downloads -- free civic life graphics to download and share online.

Activities -- use these interactive activities with groups to explore the civic health data together.

Lesson Plans -- use these lessons, websquests, and worksheets to delve more deeply into the data.

Call (512) 471-1959 with your comments, questions, thoughts, and ideas.