Poll shows Atlantic City tourism district is up against a crime perception

    When given five specific choices of what they’d like to see be a priority in the new Atlantic City tourism district, those polled said crime reduction is tops. The 400 respondents to the Stockton-Zogby poll highlight a general perception of the city.

    The Star-Ledger reports 67 percent of respondents called for a focus on crime reduction, meaning that although crime is decreasing in the area, that’s not the perception people have of it.

    Of the four other options, a clean boardwalk and streets earned 31.7 percent of the vote. A small 1 percent said boardwalk attractions should be the district’s priority. There were no responses regarding improvements to the downtown area or building more gaming establishments. The poll has a five-point margin of error.

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