Poll: 84 Percent Of New Yorkers Surveyed Say They Are Happy Living In City
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The results of a new poll say that 84 percent of New Yorkers surveyed are happy living in the city.
The Municipal Art Society Survey on Livability was conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
The results were presented at the 2012 MAS Summit for New York City at Lincoln Center on Thursday, with NY1's Pat Kiernan moderating the event.
More than one-fifth of New Yorkers said employment and safety are the greatest threats to livability.
African-Americans and Latinos are more dissatisfied than whites and richer residents are happier.
"The stats about jobs and concerns about the economy as being the greatest concern or threat to livability is something that isn't surprising to us,” said Vin Cipolla, the president of the Municipal Art Society. “But certainly, something of great concern and great concern to everybody with respect to the condition of the economy."
"How clearly lower income, lower education, lower the opportunities what you believe the future could possibly hold for you," said Ruth Finkelstein, the senior vice president of the Academy of Medicine .
28 percent of respondents said Manhattan is the best place to live, followed by Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx.