ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Electoral & Economic Literacy Survey

October 2016 by ACTA

Just in time for the 2016 general election, ACTA released a survey that shows that many Americans lack the basic knowledge they need to participate in the most important civic sacrament—37% of those surveyed didn’t know when Election Day is held every four years. The survey also reveals startling economic illiteracy among college graduates. The economy is one of the most important issues to voters, yet many fail to understand the role of the Federal Reserve System and other institutions in the U.S. economy. This is one in a series of surveys examining civic literacy.


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Poll: More than a third don’t know when Election Day is

Washington Examiner
October 27, 2016 by Kelly Cohen |

A new nationwide poll says a big chunk of people don't even know when Election Day is.

The poll from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni and conducted by polling firm GfK said 37 percent of...

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Opinion Journal: Voting and Civic Ignorance

Opinion Journal
October 27, 2016 by Mary Kissel |

American Council of Trustees and Alumni Vice President Armand Alacbay on a new survey of voters’ civic knowledge.

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