The Education Exchange: Social Trust Lower in Neighborhoods Without Amenities

Link to AEI studyAmericans may like to buy things online, but people who live in neighborhoods with stores, libraries, restaurants, schools, and parks nearby have higher levels of community satisfaction and lower levels of social isolation.

That’s the finding of a new survey on community and society conducted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Daniel Cox, a research fellow in polling and public opinion at AEI, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss his paper, “The Importance of Place: Neighborhood amenities as a source of social connection and trust,” co-written with Ryan Streeter.

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