46% of New Yorkers optimistic about the city’s future – –

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46% of New Yorkers optimistic about the city’s future – –


NEW YORK – Even after being struck by a deadly pandemic, New Yorkers are generally optimistic about the city’s future, but also see themselves less and less able to afford to live here, according to the results of our latest Spectrum News NY1 / Ipsos poll.
Fifty-eight percent of those polled said they saw a future in the city, compared to 27 percent who didn’t.

But 77% say the cost of living in the city is increasing faster than their income. Only 13% disagreed.

When asked about the future of the city in general, 46% said they felt optimistic, compared to 22% who were pessimistic. Twenty-three percent said they were either.

“One of the biggest differences we see is based on household income,” said Mallory Newall, research director for Ipsos.



While New Yorkers are generally optimistic, she said, “People at the lower end of the income scale are less optimistic. [and] less likely to see a future in the city, compared to higher income respondents.

The NY1 / Ipsos poll has a credibility interval of +/- 2.4 percentage points. The credibility interval is +/- 4.5 percentage points for probable Democratic voters.

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