A number of factors influence Florida’s civic infrastructure. Florida is a retirement destination for many who move from other states as well as residents who divide their time between Florida and their home state. This transitory nature of Florida’s residents can result in a reduction in the overall lack of concern for the state’s long-term issues. In addition, Florida’s vast geography from the Panhandle to the Keys results in regional differences in economy that while adding to Florida’s rich diversity also presents challenges for implementing state-wide policies.
Consider the following:
- Florida was ranked 44th in 2016 ranking of the Most
- 19.1% of residents volunteer, ranking them 50th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.