Are You More Politically Active Than the Average American?

Find out how you stack up against your fellow citizens in the Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll with this interactive quiz.
Dave Kaup/Reuters

Americans may be frustrated with Washington, but they still think they can help their communities.

According to a new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they donate money to community organizations and volunteer locally. Around the same number of people say they use social media and email to share their opinions with people they know.

And though many Americans say they vote in elections, far fewer say they engage with Washington and try to make an impact nationally. Americans are generally frustrated with their elected officials, and it shows in this poll. Fewer than one-third donate money or volunteer for political campaigns. Even fewer attend rallies.

So, while polling shows support for the president and Congress hovering around all-time lows, there's still room for positive action in local communities. 

(N.B.: Due to rounding, some bars in this quiz might not equal exactly 100 percent.)

J. Argyl Plath, Stephanie Stamm, and Julia Tylor contributed to this article.

Presented by

Matt Vasilogambros is a staff correspondent at National Journal.

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Politics

Just In