Better Together

This website is the portal to “Better Together”, the 2000 report that identified America’s civic apathy and ways to revitalize it. There are links to the book, “Bowling Alone”, which describes how isolated members of our society have become, as well as a social capital primer, research and measurement tools.


About Robert Putnam; Harvard Kennedy School, The Saguaro Seminar
Robert Putnam is a political scientist and Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. Harvard Kennedy School, The Saguaro Seminar's mission is both to improve social capital measurement and the availability of social capital data and to undertake analysis of building social capital in a changing environment: in increasingly diverse communities, with changing faith communities, in workplaces, and amidst greater social and civic inequality. Read more at

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