Percentage of population that reports very or somewhat strong sense of belonging to community

What it measures

Dimension: Social engagement

This indicator represents the proportion of the population who report a somewhat strong or very strong sense of belonging to their community. Sense of belonging reflects the social and environmental connections people have made and a sense of pride in their community, province, and country.

Why this matters

Research shows that a strong sense of community is linked to high levels of social participation and social engagement, stronger feelings of safety and security, and better health overall.

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