PYP rolls out 8th Annual Quality of Life survey Oct. 21

The Pensacola Young Professionals will reveal the results of the 2015 Quality of Life Survey on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pen Air Community Room, located at 40 S. Palafox Place, on the 2nd floor.

The Quality of Life Survey, funded since 2008 by Quint and Rishy Studer, is an annual survey –conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. — of the attitudes of Escambia County voters towards the local economy, elected leaders, and the pros and cons of this area’s quality of life.

According to the PYP press release, the goal of the survey is to provide measurable data that can inform public discussion and guide our political and community leaders in the quest to make the City of Pensacola and Escambia County a better place to live, work, and play.

This past June, 800 Escambia County voters were called and asked about the direction of the city of Pensacola and Escambia County; job performance of the Pensacola mayor and city council, Escambia school superintendent, and Escambia Board of County Commissioners; economic conditions in Escambia County; and the best and worst aspects of the community ranging from public schools to environment to cultural diversity.

“This year’s results demonstrate a positive trend in many areas, but with some persistent concerns in areas such as job prospects, retention of young talent, and poverty rates,” said PYP.

Yesterday, the city of Pensacola announced it was conducting its own poll. However, it will focus solely on the attitudes of city residents. Those results will not be available until November.