Pew poll shows Philadelphians’ outlook not so sunny

    Sixty percent of Philadelphians says their neighborhoods are excellent or good places to live. Sounds pretty positive to us. But that number was 65 percent in 2009.

    The latest poll from Pew gauged Philadelphians’ reactions to the direction the city’s going. Most remain hopeful, but employment, shrinking salaries and disappointing city services make it hard to stay optimistic.

    WHYY’s Karen O’Toole will review the poll more thoroughly later, but keep this number in mind:

    Forty percent of residents think the city is “headed in the right direction,” and 39-percent think we’re on the “wrong track.” Last year those numbers were 41 and 34 percent, and in 2009, they were 46 and 37 percent.

    Feed the Feed: What do you think about the direction the city’s headed?

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