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UCSUR Urban & Regional Analysis

Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, 2011-2012

Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, 2011-2012 - Full Report PittsburghTODAY and the University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR) are pleased to release a distillation of the findings of the Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, the most extensive survey of the residents of Greater Pittsburgh since the historic Pittsburgh Survey was published in 1908.  Our intent in undertaking this survey was to use the most reliable methods possible to understand the behaviors and attitudes of Greater Pittsburgh´s citizens.  We believe that this survey provides information that can be valuable both as an historic document and as a guide to inform decisions about this region´s future.  We plan to repeat this survey in future years to gauge our progress in improving the quality of life in the region.

This report contains facts and opinions about life in Greater Pittsburgh, given by the people who live here.  The survey focuses on 10 major areas: arts & culture, economy, education, environment, government, health, housing & neighborhood, public safety, transportation and overall quality of life.  The Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey is based on landline and cell telephone interviews with more than 1,800 residents of a region that comprises 32 counties in four states.

Pittsburgh The sampling strategy we used allows us to compare and summarize findings for Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, the seven-county metropolitan statistical area (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties), and the "Power of 32" Greater Pittsburgh region (including parts of Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).  Additionally, we have "oversampled" African American citizens in order to obtain a statistically valid portrait of their lives and how their conditions and attitudes compare with citizens of other races across the region.

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