Wednesday, April 6, 2016

UNO Survey Research Center Releases 2016 Quality of Life Survey

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There are lower levels of satisfaction in New Orleans than three years ago, while levels in Jefferson Parish remain stable, according to the 2016 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. The survey, also known as the UNO Poll, found that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s level of approval has declined slightly but is still at a healthy 60 percent. Jefferson Parish residents rated Sheriff Newell Normand, Parish President Mike Yenni and the parish council very positively.

The survey of 403 Orleans voters and 403 Jefferson voters took place from March 5-17. There is a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.9 percent. The UNO Poll is conducted under the direction of Edward Chervenak with research assistants Elizabeth Juhasz and Anthony Licciardi.

Here is a summary of the survey’s results:

The UNO Survey Research Center began its Quality of Life series in 1986. Since then, the quality of life and government services in Jefferson and Orleans parishes has been assessed approximately every other year. The current 2016 survey is the 18th in the series. These surveys are designed to provide an ongoing picture of how voters view local government services and the general quality of life. They highlight the problems that are of greatest concern to the voters, as well as areas of satisfaction in their parish.

The 30-year time series can be used to assess the effects of events, programs and policies. The series can also inform the public and officials about specific areas of perceived deterioration or improvement. The results of the Quality of Life surveys represent the perceptions and opinions of the registered voters of the two parishes. The results are not objective measures of the quality of life or the quality of government services. To review the complete 2016 Quality of Life Survey, click here.