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Our Newest Index

2018 Social Progress Index: US States

The newly released index shows the growing US economy is not working for millions of Americans who face stagnant or declining living standards. Each state is evaluated on how well it provides its people with the things they really care about, including health, safety, shelter, education, rights and freedom. 

The Social Progress Index represents what Americans need and expect to thrive. Leading up to the 2018 elections, the nation will have the opportunity to respond to the findings and propose a way forward. The country faces serious challenges, but real solutions are available today. 

Learn who's on top, what strengths we can build on and where the country needs to improve

Also, join us in extending this insight to local cities and counties. Make a donation today, and the Skoll Foundation will match it so that every community in America can better understand their strengths and weaknesses, and start building a more perfect union from the ground up.

A Growing International Movement

The Social Progress Imperative defines ‘social progress’ as the capacity of a society to meet the basic human needs of its citizens, establish the building blocks that allow citizens and communities to enhance and sustain the quality of their lives, and create the conditions for all individuals to reach their full potential.

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