These comparative statistics on Civic life in Texas and the U.S. by the Annette Strauss Institute at UT should deeply concern us. You may download the full report here. I knew it was bad but am now seeing just how bad this all really is. In terms of 2010 electoral participation, Texas residents are ranked 51st for voter turnout; 42nd for voter registration. I'm really also amazed at the very low percent of folks that express opinions on the Internet at both state and national levels. All of this information is helpful.