From the Executive Summary: The 2009 Danville Region Social Capital Survey was conducted by the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia, at the request of the Danville Regional Foundation. This telephone survey of 1,026 randomly selected individuals living in the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County, NC was conducted in April 2009. . . . Previous research has shown that a community with abundant social capital is better able to meet the economic needs of residents, defend the area’s political interests, fend off external threats, and protect the quality of life of its residents. Specialists in community development have long recognized that if social capital can be strengthened in a community, then the capacity of that community to provide for its residents is enhanced. For all these reasons, it is important to the long-range plans of the Danville Regional Foundation, and the communities it serves, to better understand the state of social capital in the Danville region.