Belonging metrics relate to a personal sense of social connection and trust in institutions.

Why is this important?

The desire to belong is a fundamental part of being human with impacts on physical and mental health. A person’s sense of belonging provides connection to one’s neighbors and community forming ties built on trust and shared purpose. Central to one’s social identity, belonging is shaped by a set of shared values and beliefs that impact the way people view their communities and the world at large.

Explore the Belonging subsections below:

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The Equity Metrics Dashboard is a product of the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, in collaboration with Equity Forward – A Partnership for an Equitable Future.