PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYQUALITY OF COMMUNITY
Quality of community scoring represents a summaryof how residents rate social and economic aspects of their community, including the following topics:
- Access to childcare
- Activities for youth
- Access to affordable food
- Cost of living
- Availability and quality of services and programs for seniors
QUESTION WORDING: For each statement, tell me if that statement is completely descriptive, somewhat descriptive, not very descriptive, or not descriptive at all of your community.
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY
Community life scoring represents a summary of how residents perceive the lived experiences of typical individuals in their community, in the following areas:
- Convenient locations for nutritious food
- Access to affordable housing
- Access to healthcare
- Feeling safe at home
QUESTION WORDING: For each statement, please tell me how likely each is for a typical person living in your community: very likely; somewhat likely; somewhat unlikely; and very unlikely
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY
How do residents rate programs and services available for children?
TOPICS: Place to raise children; access to quality education; activities for youth
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYOLDER ADULTS
How do residents rate the availability of services in their community for older adults?
TOPICS: Availability of special transportation services; availability of social and civic programs; quality of healthcare services;
Perceptions of Community: Social Determinants of Health
Here we show perceptions of specific social determinants of health. For all core measures, we first display the scores from the random digit dial (RDD) survey conducted from April through June of 2022. As you click deeper, you can explore trends, as well as scores from interviews conducted by community-based organizations.
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYACCESS TO NUTRITIOUS FOOD
How do residents rate access to affordable, nutritious food?
TOPICS: Access to nutritious affordable food; convenience of location of nutritious food
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYAFFORDABLE HOUSING
How do residents rate access to affordable, quality housing?
TOPICS: Cost of housing; availability of affordable housing
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYCOST OF LIVING
How do residents rate the cost of living in their community?
TOPICS: Affordable, high-quality childcare; cost of quality housing; difficulty paying for utilities
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYJOB OPPORTUNITIES
How do residents rate job opportunities and job training programs?
TOPICS: Availability of jobs; employment with living wage; access to adult education
PERCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITYHEALTHCARE ACCESS
How do residents rate their ability to access healthcare?
TOPICS: Access to routine medical care; access to mental health or substance abuse treatment
Here we show data on the actual experiences of respondents with regard to their economic situation, food security, access to technology, and racial equity. For all core measures, we first display the scores from the random digit dial (RDD) survey conducted from April through June of 2022. As you click deeper, you can explore trends, as well as scores from interviews conducted by community-based organizations.
ACTUAL EXPERIENCESRACIAL EQUITY
How do residents rate racial equity at work, when seeking healthcare, and in personal interactions?
TOPICS: Treatment at work; experiences seeking healthcare; unfair treatment; fear for personal safety
ACTUAL EXPERIENCESFOOD SECURITY
How do residents rate their level of food security?
TOPICS: Worries about having enough food; financial ability to buy food
ACTUAL EXPERIENCESECONOMIC SITUATION
How do residents rate their current financial situation?
TOPICS: Personal economic and financial situation; money in savings
Here you will see findings from this year’s special topics, reported as percentages rather than POP scores. These questions were only asked for the RDD survey.
CONFIDENCE IN MANAGING HEALTH PROBLEMS
CONFIDENCE IN USING TECHNOLOGY
Thinking about your health, how confident are you that you can manage any health problems you have? (Percent responding Somewhat or Very Confident)
Overall, how confident do you feel using computers, smartphones,
or other electronic devices to do the things you need to do online?
Characteristics of the RDD Sample
Seventy percent of respondents lived in non-core areas; 30% resided in core cities. Approximately one in four (23%) respondents reported living alone; 33% lived in households with at least one child under the age of 18. Fifty percent of survey participants identified as female, 46% identified as male, and the remainder did not identify a gender. Approximately half (51%) were aged 18 to 49. Thirty-two percent reported having a high school education or less. Of those who reported their income, 47% had a household income of less than $50,000. Seventy-one percent identified as non-Hispanic white, 84% identified as heterosexual/straight, and 31% indicated they were living in a household in which at least one person had a disability.