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Less than 30% of New Yorkers are happy with quality of life — massive decline over 5 years

March 12, 2024, New York, Ny, USA: Construction site of an apartment building in Chelsea in New York on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (Ãâ Richard B. Levine) (Credit Image: © Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts via ZUMA Press) Real estate in New York

Less than one in three New Yorkers are happy with the quality of life in Big Apple, down from more than half of those surveyed five years ago, according to a poll from the The Citizens Budget Commission.

The non-profit think tank’s first such post-pandemic survey — conducted in late 2023 — also found that only 37% of New Yorkers thought public safety in their neighborhood was good, down from 50% in 2017.

Only about half of the 6,600 households polled said they felt safe riding the subway during the day, a drastic reduction from the more 80% of New Yorkers who said so in 2017.

The survey also showed slides in happiness with the quality of public education, government services and cleanliness in the city.

White people, residents of Manhattan and those making higher incomes were more likely to report satisfaction with city life than other groups, according to the poll.

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