Despite the economic downturn, Miami saw a significant increase in residents’ passion and loyalty for their community, according to a three-year study conducted by Gallup and funded by the Knight Foundation.
The Soul of the Community project, which looked at 26 communities, found that the worst economic crisis in decades was not a key factor in Miamians’ love of their city.
Grand Strand residents are extremely concerned about the economy, but it doesn't change how they feel about their community, a study released today shows.
Unemployment is the top concern, according to The Soul of the Community study by the Knight Foundation and Gallup polling. The project attempts over three consecutive years of surveys to show how attached people are to their communities and what binds them.
Myrtle Beach area residents are a little less attached to the place than those surveyed last year, but still far more attached than people in the other 25 cities surveyed.
Grand Forks area-residents have grown more emotionally attached to their community in the past year, a new report from the Knight Foundation found.
Perceptions about the beauty of the area’s parks, its nightlife, the quality of its elected officials, participation in elections and even that people care about one another all improved.
Sure, Miami's got lousy drivers, questionable manners and one of country's most depressed real estate markets. Yet despite its drawbacks -- not to mention the recession -- residents of Miami-Dade say they love this city more than ever.
To be more precise, they're expressing a greater level of attachment to this community, according to the ``Soul of the Community'' three-year study conducted by Gallup and funded by the Knight Foundation.
Great schools, affordable health care and safe streets all help create strong communities. But is there something deeper that draws people to a city – that makes them want to put down roots and build a life?