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Civility in Public Discourse

Martha Soukup
A couple sits on a bench with their signs after a rally.

An annual "Civility in America" survey found a record-high number of respondents who cited incivility as a major issue in America. Experts say that politicians can take the lead to change that. In June after a man opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team at practice in Alexandria, Virginia, many members of Congress made a pledge of civility. Coming up, the rise of incivility in America and how to turn it around. 



The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm to launch NCID's four-state initiative on civil discourse.