Community matters: A look at social capital, civic health, and quality of life in the United States – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise2nd February 2019
The new AEI Survey on Community and Society explores how people feel about the country, their communities, and their prospects in America today. The findings reveal a more sanguine storyline residing beneath the surface of the daily reporting on US social and political divisions. Most Americans still believe in the goodness of their communities and neighbors and think they can achieve the American dream. Social isolation and limited civic engagement are real problems in America, but most people feel they have others to rely on and believe people like them can have a positive impact on their communities.
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