No targets are currently set for this indicator.
This indicator describes Puget Sound residents’ satisfaction with their ability to engage in environmentally-related cultural practices. Low satisfaction could be due to low access either because opportunities were limited (for example, due to COVID), personal reasons (for example, time constraints), or other factors. Cultural engagement is a key component of social identity and human wellbeing. This indicator will be important for assessing tradeoffs among potential recovery strategies and ensuring that strategies enhance cultural practices across diverse cultural groups.
Oregon State University Human Dimensions Lab
Data are collected every 2 years via paper survey to a random sample of Puget Sound households. The population chosen for this survey was a clustered random sample of Puget Sound residents, with an initial sample of 9,000. Due to undeliverable addresses, the total sample reached was less than 9,000. In 2020, the response rate was 25 percent for a total of 1,843 respondents.
Also appended is a 2021 purposive sample of 180 Latinx respondents who were selected using a variety of techniques, including:
This one-time survey was conducted to approach Latinx respondents in diverse, potentially more culturally-appropriate ways, to determine if the Latinx respondents to our general public survey significantly differ from the overall Latinx population of Puget Sound (e.g., do Latinx respondents to our biennial random sample survey represent a biased group of Latinx?). To answer this question we compared the responses to the purposive sample to 1) all non-Latinx respondents in the general public survey and 2) only Latinx respondents to the general public survey.
Cultural practices in this monitoring program are defined as environmentally-oriented social activities, practices important to heritage, Native practices or activities, and spiritual or religious nature-based practices.
For the purposive Latinx sample, those who were more satisfied with their engagement in cultural practices had higher income. There were no demographic predictors for the random population sample.
This is the first year for collecting these data.
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