Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pew: Suburbanites don't want to live in the city

According to a new Pew Charitable Trusts poll, many residents of the Philadelphia suburbs think the city is a nice place to visit, but they don't want to live there.

Aside from that, the survey of 801 people from seven suburban counties - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester - found mostly positive views of the nation's sixth-largest city.

I suppose that's why they *live in the suburbs.* If you took a poll of (say) Lancaster Country residents, I bet they'd say the suburbs are nice but they'd rather live in Dutch Country. People -- especially the kind of people who might be inclined to respond to a Pew poll -- tend to live in the kinds of places they want to live.

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