It should be no surprise that people care more for their home communities than other communities outside their home areas. (Political note here: why do you think they have to BUS in rioters to trash neighborhoods?? Because Don the liquor store owner knows Jane the stationery store owner who knows Sandy who works down at Vons. None of them want to trash each other’s neighborhood because it’s ALL OF THEIRS! End of political rant.)
The big news here isn’t that people love their home communities more than other communities. The news here is that people love their communities!!
And the percentages are huge — when somebody has their home in an area, (and these numbers reflect home owners and renters,) they tend to care more for that area, and want to pitch in. Here are the numbers: