The importance of trust in the local community.
Trust is clearly the key driver of community engagement, care and safety. This study looked at 4 critical community engagement areas:
Neighbour relations - How we engage with neighbours
Community support & safety – willingness to volunteer and report offences
Community prosperity – keeping local dollars local and willingness to recommend living in my area
Political support – voting and council support
For each item we compared the average against the answers of those that have low trust in the community vs those that highly trust.