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Equality Survey

WELCOME TO OUR EQUALITY SURVEY RESULTS

As a champion of needs in our community, United Way of Central Kentucky has long been a voice to the voiceless, bringing attention to the underserved in our region.  We are living in a time of unprecedented circumstances. With the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the outcry for justice, it is increasingly evident that many are being left behind by systemic discrimination and inequality. As a convener within our community, we want to begin the conversation on these issues to encourage education and growth. United Way of Central Kentucky is poised to keep these conversations moving forward through our relationships with community partners, civic leaders and legislators.
Thank you for joining us in elevating the voices of our neighbors to build a better and stronger community. Together, by LIVING UNITED, we are fostering hope for a better tomorrow in the lives of all Central Kentuckians.
We appreciate all those who completed our survey in order to provide us the feedback we need to take the next step in facilitating important and necessary dialogue in our community. 

 For more information about our diversity and inclusion policies, click here.

OUR RESULTS

Equality Survey Results:
On July 5th, United Way of Central Kentucky released a short Equality Survey to the public. As a long-time advocate for the underserved in Central Kentucky, United Way strives to bring a diversity of people intersecting the community at large, working toward common goals that improve lives. The recent disruption in many cities across the United States has been eye opening, sparking a conversation across the nation, and across the fences in our own backyard. It shows a need for expanded conversations with minority groups and underserved populations.
As a servant to the community, United Way seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the needs that touch the lives we serve. The survey’s intent was to start a conversation, and learn how we can move forward together, united.
At the close of the survey, United Way received 195 responses, results are as follows:

Have you experienced discrimination in the community?

Yes

35%

No

65%

 

Are there opportunities for open, inclusive dialogue between our community members, institutions, workplaces and agencies in our communities?

Strongly Agree

18%

Agree

40%

Neutral

20%

Disagree

16%

Strongly Disagree

  6%

 

Are opportunities and resources equally available and accessible for all groups across the community?

Strongly Agree

22%

Agree

24%

Neutral

20%

Disagree

24%

Strongly Disagree

10%

 

Do you believe all groups are treated equally by government programs and policies?

Strongly Agree

15%

Agree

24%

Neutral

13%

Disagree

31%

Strongly Disagree

17%

 

Demographic Questions

Age

 

18-24

 3%

25-34

12%

35-44

19%

45-54

25%

55-64

26%

65-74

14%

75+

 1%

 

Gender

 

Female

63%

Male

34%

Other

  1%

Prefer Not to Answer

  2%

 

Ethnicity

 

Hispanic/Latino

  3%

Black/African American

19%

Native American/American Indian

  2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

  1%

White

75%

These results will be available on our website  www.unitedwayck.org   United Way is working in partnership with R.I.S.E. A Community Conversation through ECTC and will be sharing results with local elected officials, and those interested in discussing what are next steps to continue conversation in the community.

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