% of residents who feel that they can count on their
Mutual trust is foundational for any relationship, and the same is true for neighborhoods and communities. Being able to count on your neighbor in a time of need is vital to a sense of wellbeing, whether for a proverbial cup of sugar, or simply to watch your home when you are away. The most recognizable returns from our investments in neighborhood trust include a safer and more friendly neighborhood for residents to enjoy.
This measure tracks what percentage of the City's residents feel that they can count on their neighbors by combining respondents who "agree" and "strongly agree" that they can count on their neighbors, according to the most recent Wellbeing Survey. The Wellbeing Survey, which is collected every two years by the Office of Civic Wellbeing to better understand residents' perceptions about their quality of life in the City. Through a detailed series of questions about their quality of life from public health and economic opportunity to civic engagement, the survey provides a platform for crucial public input on how changes are being felt by the City's residents.
While only about 56% of residents reported feeling that they could count on their neighbors in 2014, roughly 74% reported that they could count on their neighbors in 2018, marking a significant increase and positive trend.