2013 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey

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This is the inaugural Metro Atlanta Speaks survey given to 2,100 voting-age residents. It asks residents a myriad of questions about their perceptions of the quality-of-life in metro Atlanta, including issues of traffic, economy, public education, and more. The Burruss Institute of Kennesaw State University conducted the survey in September of 2013.

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2013 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey

  1. 1. What is the Biggest Problem Facing The Atlanta Region? 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 0.0%
  2. 2. Rate The Availability of Job Opportunities in Metro Atlanta... Don't Know, 7.7% Excellent, 6.7% Poor, 20.3% Good, 29.0% Fair, 36.3%
  3. 3. Compared to Other Metropolitan Areas, Rate the Economy of Metro Atlanta... 40.0% 35.0% 38.0% 36.6% 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 17.3% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 0.0% Much or Slightly Better Much or Slightly Worse About the Same
  4. 4. Rate Metro Atlanta As A Place To Live... Poor, 4.6% Don't Know, 0.8% Excellent, 14.5% Excellent Fair, 27.5% Good Fair Poor Don't Know Good, 52.5%
  5. 5. Will Living Conditions Be Better or Worse in Metro Atlanta in 3-4 years? Better in 3-4 years, 27.8% Better in 3-4 years About the same, 39.1% Worse in 3-4 years About the same Worse in 3-4 years, 30.5%
  6. 6. Has Traffic in Metro Atlanta Gotten Better or Worse in Last 3-4 Years? Gotten Better 7.0% About the Same, 33.8% Gotten Worse, 56.8% Don't Know 2.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
  7. 7. Best Long-Term Solution to Traffic Problems in Metro Area? Don't Know, 4.5% Do Nothing, 2.7% Develop Communities in Which People Live Close to Where They Work, 21.9% Improvements to Public Transportation, 40.9% Better Roads & Highways, 30.0%
  8. 8. How Important is Improved Public Transportation For Metro Atlanta's Future? Not Important At All 8.8% Somewhat Important 17.1% Very Important 71.3% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Don't Know 2.7% 100%
  9. 9. Best Way for Metro Atlanta to Accommodate Growth? Other, 0.9% Don't Know, 5.0% Build New Suburbs, 18.3% Redevelop Older Areas, 75.8%
  10. 10. If You Could Live Anywhere in Metro Area, What Type of Neighborhood Would You Prefer? Don't Know, 2.9% Single Family Residential Area Mixed Development, 39.2% Single Family Residential Area, 57.9% Mixed Development Don't Know
  11. 11. Rate Public Education In... 40.0% 35.0% 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 0.0% Your District Metro-Wide Your District Metro-Wide Your District Metro-Wide Your District Metro-Wide Excellent Good Fair Poor
  12. 12. How Would You Rate Your Neighborhood As A Place To Live? Poor, 4.7% Don't Know, 0.2% Fair, 15.0% Excellent Excellent, 33.2% Good Fair Poor Don't Know Good, 47.0%
  13. 13. How Long Does It Take You to Get to Work From Your Home? 35.0 30.0 32.5 25.0 25.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 Average Commute Time Median Commute Time
  14. 14. Rate Availability of Cultural Events and Venues in Metro Area Don't Know 3.6% Excellent, 23.7% 0% 10% 20% Good, 44.6% 30% 40% 50% Fair, 22.6% 60% 70% 80% Poor 5.6% 90% 100%
  15. 15. Biggest Problem Associated With Growing Old in Metro Atlanta? 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 0.0% Staying in Own Home Financial Issues Affordable Housing Locating Other Services Transportation Don't Know Other
  16. 16. Primary Source of Information on Current Events? Word of Mouth, 5.3% Other, 1.6% Don't Know, 0.6% Television Radio Television, 38.7% Internet, 34.0% Newspapers Internet Word of Mouth Other Don't Know Radio, 11.1% Newspapers, 8.7%

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