Author: Planning Unit
Last Edited: 5/15/19
Between 2012/2014 and 2014/2016, the percentage of adults of color who responded that they always or usually receive emotional support increased from 68% to 72%, respectively. During that same time period, adults who identified as white, non-Hispanic who responded that they always or usually receive emotional support increased slightly, from 82% to 83%. Adults of color were statistically significantly less likely than white, non-Hispanic adults to respond that they usually or always get emotional support.
Data for this indicator are combined over several years due to the small number of responses. While it is too soon to determine any trends in data among adults of color, it is noteworthy that they consistently report receiving emotional support at a rate over ten percentage points lower that white, non-Hispanic Vermonters.