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Referring to the search for wholeness and balance, ‘Imi Pono seeks a more complete picture of wellbeing among Native Hawaiians and Hawai‘i residents. As the source and outcome of multiple factors, wellbeing feeds, and is fed by, many streams. Native Hawaiian perspectives of wellbeing emphasize relationships, interconnections, and balance.

Increasing and sustaining wellbeing requires relevant and actionable data. ‘Imi Pono examines wellbeing from holistic and strengths-based perspectives. The results will inform organizational planning and improve community services for Native Hawaiians.

Mahalo to everyone who contributed to the 2023 ‘Imi Pono survey! The survey is now closed. Check back for findings!

The ‘Imi Pono Hawaiʻi Wellbeing Survey is a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, Lili‘uokalani Trust, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Papa Ola Lokahi and contracted with Marzano Research.

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This interactive dashboard provides results for the 2021 and 2022 survey administration. Results can be explored for each survey question and further broken out by respondent demographics.

Download Surveys and Datasets

We believe that Indigenous communities govern the collection, ownership, and application of their own data. The 2021 and 2022 survey instruments and datasets are available to download here.

2022 Findings

This infographic summarizes select findings & highlights from the overall 2022 ʻImi Pono Well-Being survey.

This infographic features data on the importance of connections to community, ʻohana, environment, culture, and spiritual beliefs for Native Hawaiians.

This brief explores Hawaiʻi residents’ perceptions and use of assets available to them in their communities. Differences between Native Hawaiian and non-Hawaiians are explored as are differences across counties within the state.

This infographic highlights recent data on Native Hawaiian voting and civic engagement activity including plans to vote, unique civic assets, and where Native Hawaiians act as leaders.

This brief examines the relationships among education attainment, job satisfaction, and college and career experiences of Native Hawaiians. The choices and experiences of Native Hawaiians in these areas are discussed through a wider lens of wellbeing.

This brief examines local and imported food access, growing or raising food, and food security among Hawaiʻi residents.

2021 Findings

This report identifies COVID-19 impacts related to health and wellbeing, employment and income, education, and digital connectivity at the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 and explore commonalities and differences between Native Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian experiences, and among age groups and locations.

This brief focuses on strengths and challenges of Native Hawaiians across six interconnected dimensions of wellbeing: Ea (self-determination, agency), ‘Āina Momona (healthy and productive lands and people), Pilina (mutually sustaining relationships), Waiwai (ancestral abundance, collective wealth), ‘Ōiwi (cultural identity and Native intelligence), and Ke Akua Mana (spirituality and sacredness of Mana).

The purpose of this brief is to identify attributes of ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) Leadership and to explore their prevalence in Hawai‘i. This brief examines a range of leadership traits among Native Hawaiians across counties and age groups.

The purpose of this brief is to understand the nature and levels of community resilience across Hawai‘i. County-level data are provided using a resiliency framework with four categories: (1) sense of community, (2) civic engagement, (3) education and digital equity, and (4) quality of life and hope for the future