New York - Quinnipiac University Poll Finds Quality Of Life Has Gotten Worse In New York City
New York - New Yorkers may not agree about much, but nearly 50% of New York City residents surveyed agree that the quality of life has gone down.
A Quinnipiac University Poll (http://bit.ly/1MOYn1g) of 1,108 voters conducted between July 30 and August 4 found that only 33 percent of New York City residents said the quality of life in the city is “very good” or “good” – the lowest number ever measured – compared with 48 percent of voters who say the quality of life has gotten worse. 32 percent said it had remained the same with 19 percent saying the quality of life is better than it had previously been.
A record high number of voters, 46 percent, said crime is a “very serious” problem in New York City, with 44 percent saying crime in “somewhat serious.” The poll also found that 53 percent of voters reported seeing more homeless people than they previously did.
“The quality of life in New York City isn’t good and it’s getting worse, many voters think,” Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll said. “It’s not just newspaper hype about the return of the bad old days, New Yorkers say. Many are seeing more homeless people on the streets and encountering more pan-handlers.”
The NYPD received some encouraging news, with New York City voters approving 53 - 41 percent of the way the police city-wide are doing their job. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton received a 52 to 36 percent approval rating, but Mayor de Blasio did not fare well across a variety of categories.
The Poll’s margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points.
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