Report: Most Kentucky adults report participating in civic activities


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Eight in 10 Kentucky adults are involved in civic activities of some kind, whether it’s volunteer work or engaging in politics, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll report.

The report found that about seven in 10 engaged in politics in some way, and more than half were active in their communities.

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KHIP is an annual telephone poll of Kentucky adults about health and health-policy issues; it is funded jointly by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health.

The most commonly reported forms of political activity among Kentucky adults were engaging in political discussions in person and on social media, followed by  signing petitions, and contacting or visiting an elected official. Community involvement most often took the form of volunteering with a church or nonprofit organization. One in four also said they worked on a community project and slightly more than one in 10 donated blood.

KHIP posed the same questions in 2010, and found that civic participation was about the same as in 2018.

A copy of the full KHIP report is available here.