What attaches people to their communities?
What makes a community a desirable place to live? What draws people to stake their future in it? Are communities with more attached residents better off?
Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the Knight Soul of the Community project in 2008 with these questions in mind. After interviewing close to 43,000 people in 26 communities over three years, the study has found that inclusivity, or how welcoming a place is, is a key factor for communities with attached residents.
Read the Soul of the Community report