Good Governance
Good Governance Index

The Good Governance Index tells us how Puget Sound residents perceive the way decisions are made regarding management of the natural environment. Components of the Index offer insights for improving our overall decision-making processes, strengthening communication strategies, and strengthening the engagement of our partners and community.

Good Governance Index

Mean Good Governance response on a seven-point scale (where 1 is strongly disagree and 7 is strongly agree). 

Key Vital Sign Indicator Results

  • We measure Good Governance by asking survey respondents to rate their agreement or disagreement with statements about the governance of natural resources. 
  • 4.05 was the average response in 2022, which equates to a “neutral” response on a seven-point scale. This is consistent with responses in 2018 and 2022.
  • Respondents do not feel strongly in agreement or disagreement about how the environment around them is managed nor whether they feel heard in decision making. See Interpretation of Results for more information. 

Contributing Partners


No targets are currently set for this indicator.

Data Source

Oregon State University Human Dimensions Lab

Human Wellbeing Vital Signs Survey 2022 Summary Report

Vital Sign Indicator Reporter
Indicator Details
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