The most recent report was completed in late fall of 2020 by Mason Dixon Polling. Results have been compiled and PYP is proud to share the report with our community!
What is the Quality of Life Report?
Quality of Life survey is an independent survey tool that was developed by Mason-Dixon. They study communities around the country and came up with the categories and characteristics that people perceive as having the most impact on the quality of life.
Quality of life is defined as an individual’s perception of their position in life in the context of the culture, community, and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns.
The survey includes standardized batteries of questions concerning the factors that contribute to and define the quality of life in the community—economic conditions, job security, educational opportunities, availability of cultural displays and entertainment, safety, clean and healthy environment, a sense of community and welcoming, a shared vision and understanding of future plans for community and economic development, and effective, competent government and community leadership that plans and executes.
Why the Quality of Life Report
The mission of the Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP) is to act as a catalyst for positive change in our community. We empower young professionals to make a difference by offering a platform for them to become active participants in the economic development, community development, local governmental affairs, and charitable organizations in our community. PYP recognizes the value of community surveys for assessing citizens’ concerns and providing guidance for our local leaders. It is our hope that by presenting this yearly survey, we can foster discussion and stimulate change that will improve both the perception and the reality of Pensacola and Escambia County as the premier place to live, work, and play.
About The Survey
Quint and Rishy Studer: Seeking to provide benchmarks of public opinion and track voter concerns and issues of importance to our community, the Studers were instrumental in establishing the Better Pensacola Forum and its Quality of Life Survey in 2008. The Studers continue to fund the Quality of Life Survey each year, but have no control over its content or the presentation of its results.
How Valid is the Survey and Results?
How Are survey Questions Chosen?
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research:
Since 2008, the Quality of Life Survey has provided insight into how our citizens view our community. As catalysts for positive change in the Pensacola Bay Area, the Pensacola Young Professionals are hopeful that the annual results of this survey will be a useful measurement and tool that will allow Escambia County residents to have a voice and will offer data to local leaders and policymakers seeking to affect change for the benefit of the entire community.
By measuring public opinion in an annual survey and collecting data for comparison, we are able to provide material that generates informed debate and inspires necessary action.
For over a decade, Escambia County voters have been asked their opinions on a number of key issues, with the results presented in the annual Quality of Life Report.
Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, an independent polling firm that conducts public policy and political polling research nationwide, carried out the 2019 Annual Quality of Life Survey of Escambia County on behalf of Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP).
While many of the questions we ask in the survey have remained the same, this year we also directed some questions to an issue brought to our attention: the well-being of children in our community and the potential solutions our citizens might support to improve outcomes for children.
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