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Electoral & Economic Literacy Survey

October 27, 2016 Download PDF Press Release

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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