Soul of the Community 2008

Study Summary

Produced By: Gallup, Inc.

Funding Agency/Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Author: Gallup, Inc.

Contributor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation   --  Funded study

Abstract (CPANDA): Soul of the Community 2008 is the first of three surveys conducted by Gallup in the 26 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation communities in the United States. Community attachment and its impact on economic growth and well-being are the main focus of the study.

Abstract (Author):Soul of the Community 2008 compared residents' attachment level to the GDP growth in the 26 communities over the past five years. The findings showed a significant correlation between community attachment and economic growth.

Methodology (CPANDA) : Larger communities were generally Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Smaller areas were Micropolitan Statistical Areas μSAs). Long Beach, CA was defined by zip codes as the city of Long Beach. Telephone interviews, lasting 15 minutes, were conducted with a randomly identified adult, at least 18 years of age. Five comparison groups,as defined by variable URBAN_GR, were created among the 26 Knight Foundation communities based on their urbanicity (as defined by the US Census) and relative adult population size. The goal of creating groups is for comparisons of cities within groups, rather than across group comparisons.

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Cite the Study or Data Set [APA format]

Gallup, Inc. 2008. SOUL OF THE COMMUNITY 2008 [computer file]. Washington, D.C.: Gallup, Inc. [producer]. Miami, FL: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation [distributor].

Cite the Codebook [APA format]

Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive. 2012. SOUL OF THE COMMUNITY 2008. CPANDA ed. Princeton, NJ: Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive [producer and distributor].