Is community about place, not really.

Is community really about proximity or place? I don’t think so. Here’s some data.

This shows four flavors of group; bowling, church, political, and neighborhood. Members of neighborhood groups trust each other the least. Bowling provides a stronger way to build community than living in proximity.

That chart is from the book Trust in Society. It’s full of interesting essays. That chart in particular is from an essay by Dietlind Stolle.

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