(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – For years, Democrat-controlled San Franciso, California, was considered the liberal utopia of the United States of America.
Now, a new poll of San Franciscans finds residents there fed up with the problems that have been increasing and growing for many years.
As the San Francisco Chronicle reports in, “How fed up are San Franciscans with the city’s problems? New S.F. Chronicle poll finds pervasive gloom“:
“San Francisco has long seen skirmishes between factions of its overwhelmingly Democratic electorate, but fissures are widening, positions are hardening and the public sees little hope of fixing the chronic problems that have plagued the city for decades, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of city residents ever done.
“Even as San Francisco gradually recovers from the crushing blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of respondents expressed deep worry, frustration and continued pessimism about civic life in the city, The Chronicle’s SF Next poll of 1,653 residents found.” [emphasis added]
How bad is it?
- “Roughly one-third of the respondents said they were likely to leave within the next three years.”
- “A large majority, 65%, said that life in the city is worse than when they first moved here.”
- “Less than one-quarter of respondents said they expected life in San Francisco to improve in two years.”
- “More than one-third said it would worsen.”
The three biggest problems, according to the survey: 1) Homelessness. 2) Public safety. 3) Housing affordability.
Bottom line: Those who live in San Francisco no longer consider it the utopia it once was in years past and many are looking to move elsewhere.
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