Annual quality of life survey for San Bernardino County residents shows drop in approval rating

     

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin — The results of a new quality-of-life survey from Cal State San Bernardino’s Institute for Applied Research and Policy Analysis showed a steep decline in the percentage of San Bernardino County residents who rated the area as a very good or fairly good place to live.

According to the survey, the majority of residents surveyed rated the county as a very good or fairly good place to live this year. But at 62 percent, this year’s figure represents a 5-point drop from last year. A high of 74 percent of residents rated the county as a very or fairly good place to live in 2002. This year’s approval rating represents the lowest its been since the annual survey began recording data 16 years ago, said Cal State San Bernardino professor Barbara Sirotnik, one of the lead investigators on the report.

The article was published Aug. 14, 2013, and appeared in The Sun and Redlands Daily Facts.

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