Our Mission

Our mission is to help prepare the next generation of citizens by working with educators to create programs that inform, inspire, and motivate students and to encourage civic participation to seek solutions to the many challenges that confront our nation today.

Our Challenge

For our democracy to succeed, we need to teach each new generation how to become informed and engaged citizens.

Congressman Lee H. Hamilton

Public Opinion on Congress 2019

Democrats and Republicans have different views about the importance of a free press, an independent judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and a potent Congress, according to a survey of public attitudes about Congress and public affairs conducted by Indiana University’s Center on Representative Government and Center on American Politics.  

IU has been conducting its public survey since 2007, and the annual effort is overseen by Distinguished Professor of Political Science Edward G. Carmines, the Warner O. Chapman Professor of Political Science and a Rudy Professor at IU. 

See survey results

For me as a classroom instructor, the best thing was having students who were engaged...they wanted to learn more.

Emily McCord, Batchelor Middle School

Center on Representative Government

201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana

Phone: (812) 856-4706
Fax: (812) 856-4703