San Francisco City Survey 2005

The City Survey is an important measure of how San Francisco's government is doing in providing services to San Francisco residents. This year's survey included responses from 3,736 randomly selected San Franciscans. An appendix to this report includes survey responses by supervisorial district.

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Several survey findings stand out this year:

* San Franciscans feel safer on average this year than any of our previous survey years.
* Ratings have dropped for Parks, Recreation Programs, Pavement, Muni and Libraries.
* On average, San Franciscans give City services a grade of C+.
* Residents of Supervisorial Districts 6, 9, 10 and 11 tend to rate City services and conditions lower than residents of other districts do.
* Most San Franciscans – 87% of adults and 94% of their children – have health insurance.
* Nonwhite San Franciscans and parents of children under 18 years old have less favorable views of some City services.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the City Survey, please feel free to contact the Controller's Office or Anne Jenkins (415-554-6126) of my staff, who directed the survey. We would be happy to speak with you and your staffs about how to interpret and make use of these survey findings.

Ed Harrington, Controller
April 2005

Controller's Performance Management Unit with assistance from the Public Research Institute, San Francisco State University



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