This Guide is a companion to the Community Social
Profile and provides extra information that will help you get the most out
The Guide walks you through your Community Social Profile, unpacking the
statistics in a way that can illuminate things you have never noticed before, or
provide evidence about issues you have been aware of for a long time in your
The Guide explains how to get the most out of each section of your Profile,
gives you national comparisons and trends in all the different areas, and
highlights particular things to look for as you read through the Detailed Review of your community's Profile.
No doubt as you use the Guide, you will also draw on your local knowledge of
the area, and your overall "feel" for the community, as you reflect thoughtfully
on what the statistics in your CSP are revealing about your local community,
what is distinctive about your particular community, and what has changed over
A Guide is provided with every purchase of a Community Social Profile.
Additional copies are also available for $5.50 each plus postage. Contact the NCLS Research office