November 26, 2022
Quality of Life survey mirrors concerns
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside residents are not as optimistic about life in their city. But, many are putting the accent on the positive.

In the first Quality of Life survey since 2019, residents have told the Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino that they are most concerned about homelessness.

The perception of Riverside as “a good place to find an affordable place to live” continued a nine-year decline to 53 percent from a high of 85 percent in 2013.

Those who felt safe walking in their neighborhood dropped to 61 percent. Thirty-nine percent said they were “somewhat fearful” or “very fearful” of being a victim of a serious crime.

Riverside residents felt better about their government’s ability to provide quality services and how City government responded during the pandemic.

A vast majority – 87 percent – of respondents said diversity is supported and valued in Riverside, and nearly three-quarters of residents feel Riverside is a good place to find a job.
Story Date: November 7, 2022
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