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Recent Poll Shows What Residents Think about our Region’s Growth

The Puget Sound Regional Council has published the results of its recent public opinion survey on the growth and quality of life in the region.

65% of those surveyed on behalf of the Puget Sound Regional Council said the quality of life in the region is positive

The results of the Council’s survey, which can be found here, indicate that the majority (65%) of resident of the four-county area feel that the overall quality of life in the region is positive. According to the respondents, the main components that attribute to a positive quality of life are: an abundance of available activities, great job prospect and the natural beauty of the Puget Sound region.

The high cost of living topped the list of dislikes – 29% of respondents said it was the thing they liked the least about living in the area. Homelessness came in second place with 12% and traffic rounded out the top three. Interestingly, homelessness and cost of living did not make the list of top detractors in the 1993 and 2003 surveys.

Traffic Made the List of Top Three Least Liked Aspects of Living in the Puget Sound Region

The Puget Sound Regional Council is responsible for developing policies relevant to growth of the region, as well as deciding on matters of transportation and economic development in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.  According to the Council’s website, the organization is comprised of various jurisdictions across all four counties, including the governing bodies of cities/towns, port, local, and even state-level transportation entities. In addition, tribal governments are also part of this entity. According to the website, the Council’s main role is to “help communities secure federal funding for transportation.”

We urge you to check out the survey in its entirety here. In addition, the Puget Sound Regional Council’s website is a great source of information about the growth of the region.

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