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Maine Civic Health Profile

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The data below is from Volunteering in America profiles of states which reports data collected in the annual fall Current Population Survey supplement. To see multiple years of data or download a graph in Microsoft Excel, select the title of the data set. 

NOTE: In 2014 and 2015, only some data points (see bold) were updated in the CPS. The rest are from 2013.

Trust others

(a fundamental requirement for working together voluntarily)

Trust People in Your Neighborhood
None - 3.97%
Some - 23.31%
Most - 48.97%
All - 13.75%

Participate in community life

Nonelectoral Participation:
Contacted or Visited Public Official - 16.9%
Bought or Boycotted a Product or Service - 22%

Discuss Politics with Family and Friends
Frequently - 33.7%
Infrequently - 49.4%

Express Political or Community Opinions via Internet
Frequently -8.68%
Infrequently - 23.72%

Vote in Local Elections
Never - 19.04%
Rarely - 6.18%
Sometimes - 26.91%
Often - 41.87%

Involved in a Group:
Yes - 42.6%
No - 57.4%

Type of Group Involvement for those that said yes:
School Group, Neighborhood or Community Association - 14.7%
Service or Civic Association - 10.1%
Sports or Recreation Association - 12.8%
Church, Synagogue, Mosque, or Religion Institution - 17.7%
Other - 44.7%

Act as an Officer or Member of Committee for Group or Organization:
Yes - 16%
No - 84%

Attend Public Meetings
14.9% (2015) 

 

Connect to others

Eat Dinner with Household Members:
Frequently - 91.9%
Infrequently - 7.2%

See or Hear from Friends/Family:
Frequently - 81.6%
Infrequently - 17.8%

Talk with Neighbors:
Frequently - 90.1% (2014)
Infrequently - 8.9%

Favors for Neighbors:
42,414 individuals (2013-2015 average)

Active in Neighborhood:
116,889 individuals  (2015)

 

Have confidence in community institutions (by type)

Confidence in Corporations
None - 11.14%
Hardly Any -20.9%
Some - 63.06%
A Great Deal - 4.9%

Confidence in Media
None - 17.68%
Hardly Any - 26.09%
Some - 50.92%
A Great Deal - 5.31%

Confidence in Public Schools
None - 6.21%
Hardly Any -8.91%
Some - 55.78%
A Great Deal - 29.09%

Volunteer or be civically engaged.

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