CSUSB survey: San Bernardino County residents still wary of economy


The Press-Enterprise — San Bernardino County residents continue to remain wary about the local economy even as they showed a slight increase in optimism, according to a survey released Thursday, Aug. 15.

Sixteen percent of residents who participated in the 2013 Inland Empire Annual Survey described the county’s economy as excellent or good, a slight increase from 13 percent the previous year. But local views of the economy remain gloomy — 84 percent of respondents said the economy is fair or poor — compared to 2006, when 46 percent chose “excellent” or “good” to describe the county’s economic situation. The record low was 9 percent in 2010, researchers said.

The survey of the county’s quality of life was conducted by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino and is in its 16th year. Its telephone survey, conducted in April, is sponsored by Cal State San Bernardino, the Mojave Water Agency and Omnitrans.

The article was published Aug. 15, 2013.

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