Student Survey

In the summer of 2017 Citizen Discourse polled 90+ young people between the ages of 14-19 to gauge their thoughts and experiences regarding social media. Teens surveys were those involved in the early stages of CD as Student Ambassadors. Survey results are compiled in the PDF below.

Civil Discourse Citations

About two-in-three U.S. adults (64%) say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events.
Many Americans Believe Fake News is Sowing Confusion, Pew Research Center, December 2016.

Digital natives’ ability to reason about the information on the internet is bleak.
The Spreading of Misinformation Online, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

70% of Americans consider incivility to be at crisis levels.
How Much Incivility Will American Voters Tolerate in the Race to the White House?, KRC Research

63% of Americans blame social media.
How Much Incivility Will American Voters Tolerate in the Race to the White House?, KRC Research

68% of teachers report digital tools induce short cuts and lack of effort
The impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools, Pew Research Center