Irvine Quality of Life Survey Results “Unprecedented”

Monday, October 21, 2019

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Irvine residents gave their city and its Master Plan remarkably high marks, according to results from a scientific public opinion poll conducted between Aug. 27 and Sept. 3.

Nearly 90% (89%) of residents say that their quality of life is either “excellent” or “good,” compared to just one percent who say it’s not good. 

“Irvine’s tremendous quality of life numbers are about as good as it gets,” said Paul Maslin, partner at Fairbanks, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, a national research firm that conducted the poll. “The positive numbers are almost unprecedented in our decades of polling in cities across America.”

City government also receives high marks with nearly two-thirds (63%) approving of city hall.

Importantly, 62% also believe that the city is “on the right track,” compared to just 24% who say it is “on the wrong track.”

Nearly 90% (88%) have a very favorable or favorable view of the Irvine Master Plan when provided a brief overview of the city’s guiding document.

“No other American city has been guided by a master plan that’s created this remarkable balance of homes, jobs, open space, and great schools,” said Greater Irvine Chamber CEO Bryan Starr.  “It’s why we enjoy such a high quality of life and attract the best companies from around the world.”

The survey, sponsored by the Greater Irvine Chamber, had a margin of error is 4.9% with a confidence interval of 95%.

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