Beginning of each interview:
"Thank you for participating! Before going forward, we want to remind you to avoid "naming names" of people you are discussing, to protect their privacy and confidentiality. Instead, you can try to refer to them by your relationship to them such as 'friend' or 'neighbor'."
Interview Prompts and Questions for Case Studies:
- Interview topics (in bold) will be offered in group and individual interview settings.
- Detailed probes will stem from discussion in main topics.
- How old are you?
- How long have you lived here?
- Do you rent or own your home?
- Do members of your extended family live in this community or in a nearby community?
Tell me about growth in your community.
- What has population growth looked like since you've lived here?
- What has population growth looked like in the past few years?
- How does population growth affect you, and how does it affect your community?
- How do you feel about population growth in your community?
- What has population growth looked like for young adults here?
- How do you feel about population growth of young adults here?
- How does population growth of young adults affect you, and how does it affect your community?
- How does population decline of young adults affect you, and how does it affect your community?
Tell me about people in your community.
- What do people find to be affordable here, or not?
- What would you say to someone who is thinking of moving here?
- What would you say to a young adult (20-39) thinking of moving here?
- Who do people engage with more – people who have the same, or different, job, income, and race?
- Why do people move here?
- Why do people stay here?
- How do people here get around? Drive? Walk? Bike? Carpool? Public transport?
Tell me about young adults in your community.
- What trends have you seen in the number of young adults where you live?
- What role do young adults play where you live?
- What role do you think young adults should play where you live?
- What strategies or factors that attract young adults to where you live are you aware of?
- To what extent young adults engage in governance and politics where you live?
- To what extent do young adults engage in local cultural life where you live?
- What do young people do for entertainment around here?
- What do young people do for recreation around here?
- Where do young adults who live here work? What about other people who live here?
- Where do young adults live around here?
Tell me about the quality of life in your community.
- How do you feel about your quality of life where you live?
- Economically speaking?
- Socially speaking?
- Culturally speaking?
- Politically speaking?
- How would you want your town to grow?
- How would you want it to stay the same?
- Have you ever wanted to live somewhere else?
- How comfortable do you feel living here?
- What people would not feel comfortable here?
Tell me about your experience in the community.
- Why did you move here?
- Did you stay for the reasons you thought you would?
- How many people do you know in your town?
- What would influence you to stay or leave?
- Is your life here different than you thought it would be? Is it better? Worse?
- What is a suggestion you've made that was implemented in your community?
- Where in your community are some places you have influence or would like to have influence
- What does community mean to you? What does community look like here?
- What do you need from your community?
- What do you want from individuals in your community?
- What do you want from groups in your community?
Tell me about what other places can learn from where you live.
- What stories does your town have to share?
- What places would NOT benefit from your stories?
- What is a significant accomplishment of where you live?
Tell me about community leadership here.
- Who contributes to your community?
- In government?
- In religion or worship?
- In education?
- What community groups are influential to people around here? Which ones are helpful?
- What are local projects or impacts that people have had? Which ones were focused on young adults? Tell me about them.
Tell me about recreation in your community.
- What are the organized recreational opportunities around here?
- What are recreational centers like here?
- What are the libraries like here?
- What is entertainment like around here? What do you do for fun?
Tell me about retail here.
- Where do you go to shop?
- What do you think of shopping opportunities around here?
Tell me about food here.
- How do you feel about your food options around here?
- What do you think of farmers markets around here?
Tell me about education here.
- What are the schools like here?
Tell me about surrounding communities.
- What kinds of things do you leave the community for?
Tell me about the natural environment here.
- Are outdoor activities important here?
- Are gardens important here?
- Do people talk about whether or how climate change has affected outdoor activities or gardening?