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New Jerseyans share their stories and ideas about our democracy.

New Jersey's Democracy Conversation

See what your neighbors are saying about democracy in our state.


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“Being informed about the issues from reliable sources”

Bonnie , 78
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Demagoguery and jingoism”

Linda , 68
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Loss of emotioanalism and pragmatism”

Siddharth , 30
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Rampant anti-Asian racism”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Get a good education”

Anonymous
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“To dare to enter the debate”

Brian , 76
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Trusting stories in the media as a truth or fake”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“To be informed about issues facing your community”

Madhura , 55
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Being adequately informed on issues facing our democracy”

Brian , 61
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Be informed – engage – vote”

Portia , 67
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

“Uninformed citizens”

Samriddhi , 18
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Misinformation or contradictory information”

Sharika , 17
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Cancel culture”

Rafi , 18
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“media not reporting facts”

KTN , 49
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“dishonesty…censorship”

Marck , 58
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“two separate worlds”

Christine , 37
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“culture of quickness”

Anonymous
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Taking the time to learn about the important policy issues of the day”

Michael , 57
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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