November 29, 2005 - New Yorkers Love New York More Than Ever, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Satisfaction Rate 1 Point Short Of All-Time High
New York City voters love their city more than ever, with 61 percent who say they "love" New York, 22 percent who say the "like" New York, 15 percent with mixed feelings and 1 percent who say they "hate" the city, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Prior polls by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University show the love factor ranging from a low of 46 percent June 3, 1999, to a high of 59 percent November 25, 2002.

A total of 75 percent of New Yorkers are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the city, just short of the 76 percent satisfaction rate February 11, 1998. The lowest satisfaction rate was 30 percent July 2, 2003.

"It's a metropolitan love affair - not just casual affection," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Why doesn't that 1 percent of haters move back to Boston?"

From November 10 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 895 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and nationwide as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

1. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Very satisfied 19% 33% 15% 21% 24% 15% 15% Smwht satisfied 56 50 59 56 56 57 55 Smwht dissatisfied 16 13 18 14 15 17 20 Very dissatisfied 8 4 8 9 4 10 9 DK/NA 1 - 1 - 1 1 1

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Very satisfied 16% 16% 23% 21% 24% 24% 15% Smwht satisfied 54 58 53 60 56 57 56 Smwht dissatisfied 18 17 17 11 18 11 20 Very dissatisfied 10 9 7 6 2 7 8 DK/NA 2 - 1 1 - - 1

TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York City today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                        Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                        sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA


Nov 17, 2005 19 56 16 8 1 Sep 22, 2005 12 51 22 13 2 Jul 19, 2005 11 55 22 10 2 Mar 31, 2005 5 49 28 16 2 Jan 19, 2005 10 50 24 14 1 Nov 10, 2004 8 50 26 15 1 Jul 20, 2004 7 49 26 17 1 Jun 9, 2004 9 46 25 18 1 Mar 31, 2004 9 48 26 16 1 Feb 4, 2004 8 47 27 18 1 Nov 25, 2003 5 40 30 24 1 Oct 22, 2003 8 43 31 18 1 Sep 9, 2003 5 37 32 25 2 Jul 2, 2003 7 23 32 38 1 May 7, 2003 3 30 34 31 2 Feb 28, 2003 6 43 32 17 2 Nov 21, 2002 5 39 34 20 2 Jul 18, 2002 9 55 24 9 3 Mar 28, 2002 15 56 19 7 2 Aug 2, 2000 20 46 22 11 1 Jun 15, 2000 20 46 22 10 2 Apr 19, 2000 18 45 20 17 1 Apr 8, 1999 16 47 25 12 1 Feb 17, 1999 17 46 22 14 1 Nov 18, 1998 23 51 17 8 1 Feb 11, 1998 18 58 18 5 1 Oct 29, 1997 12 58 19 10 1 Oct 1, 1997 15 53 22 9 1 Mar 27, 1997 11 54 22 12 1 Feb 11, 1997 11 54 24 11 1 Nov 19, 1996 8 53 25 13 1 Mar 14, 1995 (Total) 4 34 36 24 2 Dec 20, 1994 (Total) 3 34 37 24 2



2. How would you describe your feelings about New York City? Do you love New York City, like it, have mixed feelings about it, dislike it, or hate it?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Love 61% 57% 62% 57% 61% 55% 66% Like 22 27 21 23 24 20 21 Mixed 15 13 14 18 14 21 12 Dislike 1 1 1 - - 1 - Hate 1 1 1 1 - 2 - DK/NA 1 1 1 - - - 1

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Love 53% 56% 70% 64% 55% 57% 64% Like 24 22 17 23 28 24 20 Mixed 19 18 12 11 14 18 12 Dislike - 2 - - 1 - 1 Hate 2 1 - - - - 1 DK/NA 1 1 - - 2 - 1

TREND: How would you describe your feelings about New York City? Do you love New York City, like it, have mixed feelings about it, dislike it, or hate it?

                        Nov 17  Sep 10  Nov 25  Jun 20  Jun 3
                        2005    2003    2002    2000    1999


Love 61 58 59 52 46 Like 22 23 25 30 28 Mixed 15 16 13 15 22 Dislike 1 2 1 2 2 Hate 1 1 1 1 1 DK/NA 1 1 - - -