Are You a Good Neighbor? Here’s How to Know

Posted on Oct 26 2018 - 3:52pm by Jameson Doris

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While the old saying, “good fences make good neighbors,” may ring true for some, a new study out could indicate they may not be needed as much these days. According to®, there's a 75 percent chance that the folks you live next to consider you a good neighbor.

This is according to's recently released Good Neighbor report, which found that you don’t necessarily have to be friendly to be considered an easy person to live next to; rather, notes that merely being quiet and respectful of others' property is enough.

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"While it's true that some people focus on what annoys them about their neighbor, it's a welcome surprise to see that people generally think positively of their neighbors," says Nate Johnson, chief marketing officer at "Trust and dependability plays an integral part in helping a neighborhood feel like 'home.'"

The report, which was prepared by Harris Interactive and surveyed more than 1,000 participants across the U.S., found that the best trait in a neighbor is trustworthiness (chosen by 59 percent of respondents), and 67 percent of respondents indicated that being disrespectful of property was the worst trait a neighbor could have.

Although 77 percent of those surveyed are satisfied with their neighbors in general, women (8 percent) are more likely to say they aren't; just 5 percent of men responded similarly.

Below is an infographic displaying some of the key findings of the Good Neighbor report. To view the original report and for a full breakdown of the methodology, click here.

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8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. writemyessay February 5, 2019 at 4:02 am -

    Yes I think I am !

    At least I never throw loud parties in my house, pretty quiet and calm neighbor.

  2. happy wheels April 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm -

    nice! thank you so much!

  3. After April 13, 2019 at 10:51 am -

    Thank you for this statistics having a good neighbor is peaceful.

  4. After April 21, 2019 at 11:20 am -

    thank you for tihs.

  5. Sam Connors April 25, 2019 at 2:06 pm -

    Thanks! Great information. Good neighbors keep clean yards!

  6. Dan Ellis April 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm -

    Nice! You never know who your next neighbor will be, but you can always be a good neighbor yourself.

  7. May 23, 2019 at 5:35 am -

    Love it, it’s definitely important to know how to do this properly and efficiently, clients LOVE these.

  8. Filmsenzalimiti June 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm -

    Trustworthy will be always at first place for me…