In 2000, twenty-seven percent of adults listed concern for their safety as either a somewhat or very important obstacle that made it difficult to be involved in their community. This concern was greater among those with less education. Thirty-two percent of those with a high school degree or less reported concern for their safety as an obstacle, compared with 18 percent of those with a college degree or more.
Percentage of adults who list concern for their safety as an obstacle
that makes it difficult to be involved in their community,
by level of education: 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||29|
|Highest Level of Education|
|High school or less||32|
|College degree or more||18|
|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