In late 2019, AEI’s Daniel Cox, Karlyn Bowman, and Jacqueline Clemence conducted a pair of identical surveys of the national adult public and adults living in the state of Indiana to explore the features and challenges of community and civic life.

In the report summarizing the results, Hopes and Challenges for Community and Civic Life: Perspectives from the Nation and Indiana, Cox and colleagues find that Hoosiers do believe their state is better than average when compared to other states on five dimensions: opportunities for people to get ahead, the friendliness of the people, the natural environment, access to quality health care, and the overall quality of life.

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