Sense of Place
Sense of Place Index
The Sense of Place Index measures the percent of residents who express a positive connection, a strong sense of stewardship, and a sense of pride about being from Puget Sound. This indicator will inform us about peoples’ emotional connection to Puget Sound.
Sense of Place Index
By: Response
Respondents were asked to rate their agreement or disagreement with statements about sense of place on a seven-point scale from ‘Strongly Disagree’ (1) to ‘Strongly Agree (7).

Key Vital Sign Indicator Results

  • Over 75 percent of Puget Sound residents “agree” or “strongly agree” that Puget Sound plays a role in their identity, pride, and attachment.
  • Those living in the northern and western Puget Sound counties expressed slightly higher sense of place on average. There was no significant difference among Latinx and non-Latinx respondents in 2020.
  • These data have not changed since 2018.

Contributing Partners


No targets are currently set for this indicator.

Data Source

Oregon State University Human Dimensions Lab

Vital Signs Survey Summary Report 2020

Vital Sign Indicator Reporter
Indicator Details
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