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
Source: The Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey 2000, National Survey data (http://www.cfsv.org/communitysurvey/docs/marginals.pdf).
|Race and Hispanic Origin(a)|
|65 years and over||83|
|Highest Level of Education|
|High school or less||88|
|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