Community strength and economic challenge: civic attitudes and community involvement in rural America

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://scholars.unh.edu/carsey/137
Author(s):
Dillon, Michele; Young, Justin R.
Publisher(s):
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Tags:
Civic and Community Engagement; Rural Sociology
article description
Residents in rural areas that are rich in amenities report a positive outlook about their community strength and civic engagement, with nine out of ten saying they would work together to solve a community problem. However, residents in chronically poor rural communities are less likely to trust, get along with, and help their neighbors.