Civic engagement refers to the collective advancement of a community’s quality of life, through the recognition that each person shares the responsibility for addressing social and institutional challenges that that community faces. Civic engagement may be political or non-political in nature. Voter participation and volunteerism are two of the most common markers of civic engagement.
Currently, community-level data on civic engagement in Hawaii is limited to a single indicator:
Although Hawaii had the lowest overall voter turnout of all 50 states in 2018, turnout rates varied significantly across the state, with variations between communities as large as 26 percent.
Click on the tabs below to see how voting turnout broke down by State House and Senate districts in 2018:
Our Indicators Dashboard can help you begin exploring specific measures of the 10 well-being domains. Interested in learning how each indicator varies over time and across Hawaii’s communities? Click below to head to our dashboard:
Data Plotter Tool
What’s the relationship between various well-being indicators? And how might this relationship vary from island to island, or region to region? Click below to explore the answers to these and similar questions using our Data Plotter: