Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. Concern for safety

08/01/2004

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

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. 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 19.
Percentage of adults who list concern for their safety as an obstacle
that makes it difficult to be involved in their community,
by selected characteristics: 2000
Total 27
Race and Hispanic Origin(a)
  White, non-Hispanic 26
  Black, non-Hispanic 37
  Hispanic 28
Age
  18-34 years 31
  35-49 years 25
  50-64 years 24
  65 years and over 29
Highest Level of Education
  High school or less 32
  Some college 29
  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

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