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The Civic Education Study (CivEd), conducted in 1999, provides information on U.S. ninth-graders' knowledge of democratic practices and institutions and on how it compares with the knowledge of students in 27 other participating countries. In addition, CivEd provides data about U.S. ninth-grade studentsí attitudes toward democracy, national identity, international relations, and social cohesion and diversity.

For Students!

Explore Your KnowledgeClick on the "Dare to Compare" icon to try some of the actual questions from the CivEd study in a cool interactive format.