The Utne Social Engagement Index


| 2/14/2014 4:58:00 PM


Tags: Activism, Social Engagement,

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Take our Social IQ quiz to determine how socially engaged, active, and influential you are.

With the help of Jay Ogilvy, PhD, director of research for Stanford Research Institute’s Values and Lifestyles (VALS) program, and Brad Edmondson, the editor of American Demographics magazine, Utne Reader ran a survey in the October/November 1986 issue asking, “Have You Given Up?” We reported the results in an article titled “Boom with a View,” in the May/June 1987 issue.

Twenty-seven years later we ran the survey again, in the July/August 2013 issue, and we reported the results in Utne Reader’s March/April 2014 issue.

Now we’ve designed the Utne Social Engagement Index, and the Social IQ quiz, to help you determine just how socially engaged, active, and influential you are.  Inspired by Daniel Goleman’s quiz for determining what he dubbed the Emotional Intelligence Quotient, the Social IQ quiz easy to take. It’s also highly scientific and statistically rigorous (not). We hope you enjoy it.

And listen, smarty-pants—answer the questions honestly. What do you really do? How engaged are you? How influential are you? You may be a Local Living Treasure. A Community Genius. Or you may need some work.