Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. Community of friends

08/01/2004

Eighty-nine percent of adults reported in the year 2000 that they have old or new friends who provide them with a sense of community, regardless of their geographic proximity. While the vast majority of white and black non-Hispanics as well as Hispanics reported that they had a community of friends, white non-Hispanics were more likely than Hispanics to report having such a community, (91 percent compared with 83 percent), while black non-Hispanics fell in between at 86 percent.

Percentage of adults with old or new friends who give them a sense of community,
by race and Hispanic origin: 2000

Percentage of adults with old or new friends who give them a sense of community, by race and Hispanic origin: 2000. See text for explanation.

Source: The Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey 2000, National Survey data (http://www.cfsv.org/communitysurvey/docs/marginals.pdf).

  Percent
Table 18b.
Percentage of adults with old or new friends who give them a sense of community,
by selected characteristics: 2000
Total 89
Race and Hispanic Origin(a)
  White, non-Hispanic 91
  Black, non-Hispanic 86
  Hispanic 83
Age
  18-34 years 90
  35-49 years 90
  50-64 years 91
  65 years and over 83
Highest Level of Education
  High school or less 88
  Some college 90
  College degree or more 90
a. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Source: Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000, National Survey data. http://www.cfsv.org/communitysurvey/docs/marginals.pdf

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