Hyperpolarization is crumbling our democratic and civic foundations.
Divisions in politics, religion, diversity, employment, immigration, and law enforcement, to name a few, are pitting Americans against one another damaging and reducing trust in elected leaders, the media, healthcare and within local communities. Extreme viewpoints are reducing civil discourse, increasing civil unrest, and pushing many Americans away from considering public service or serving the public good in their communities
A well-informed citizenry aids the decision-making process. Civic engagement allows public relations professionals to demonstrate the value of public relations, leveraging highly sought-after expertise though public service activities that ultimately promote a more cohesive society.