Social associations*


Updated 3/16 – *Note that this measure is also a social determinant of health

Identifying whether people are socially connected and contributing to the community, will allow the community to dialog and initiate responsive efforts to improve measures of what we increasingly value in our community.

Below are Washoe County results from the MarkeTec phone survey for TMT, December 2007), as well as related responses from the Washoe County School District, Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Are you pleased to be living in this community (December 2007)?

I am pleased to be living in this community 82.6%
I am biding my time until I can move 10.8%
I would rather live somewhere else 3.8%
I am unhappy living in this community 2.2%
Don't know/no answer 0.6%

If biding your time or you would rather be living somewhere else, why are you planning to leave (December 2007)?

Better social opportunities 15.1%
Weather 12.3%
Growth/population 12.3%
Better cultural opportunities 11%
Way of life/family 9.6%
General change/new start 6.8%
Better job opportunities 5.5%
Expense/cost of living 5.5%
Crime/safety/health 5.5%
Better educational opportunities 2.7%

Are you intentionally investing your time and energy in this community (December 2007)?

Yes

No

Don't know/no answer

Is there a homeowners association or neighborhood association where you live (December 2007)?

Yes

No

Don't know/no answer

If yes, do you agree with the following (December 2007)?

It has no impact on your connection to your neighborhood and the community 43%
It strengthens your connection to your neighborhood and the community 21.4%
It weakens your connection to your neighborhood and the community 7.5%

Have you had a personal experience of racial or ethnic bias in this community in the last year (December 2007)?

Yes

No

Don't know/no answer

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