REPORT OF THE MINNESOTA SOCIAL CAPITAL RESEARCH PROJECT

Carleton College
July 2003

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Social State?
Karen Wright

PATTERNS OF TRUST AND ASSOCIATION

Public Perceptions and Expectations on Social Capital Issues
Brian Marson

Social Capital in the Somali and Hmong Communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Anna Layman and Abhinab Basnyat

The Effect of Women’s Participation in the Formal Workforce on Social Capital
Elise Chahla

PREDICTORS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL

A Connection between Social Capital and Political Ideology?
Becca Stark

Praying Together before Bowling Alone: A Study of Religion’s Effects on Social Capital
Anne Cary

Virtuous and Vicious Cycles
Damian Winters

Do Income and Education Affect Civic Participation through the Components of Social Capital?
Erica Stoltz

POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

‘Election Day is Often Like One Large Coffee Party’: Minnesota Local Governments and Social Capital
Melissa Rifkin

Social Capital in Minnesota: What the Politicians Say
Annette M. Luther

The Effect of Government Policy on Social Capital
Marcus Jun

‘A New Breed of Republicans’: The Suburbs and the 2002 Minnesota Governor’s Race
Bertram Johnson