Where do Philadelphia residents stand on major issues facing the city? How do they rate elected leaders? Is the city heading in the right or wrong direction? The Philadelphia research initiative conducts regular surveys to help answer such questions, using reputable nonpartisan pollsters who adhere to high standards of opinion research.

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Philadelphians Say Public Safety Is Biggest Issue Facing Their City in 2016

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Philadelphians say public safety has become the number one problem facing the city, according to the latest poll by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Philadelphians Feel Good About Their City

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A new poll from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows Philadelphians with a generally upbeat outlook about their city—happy to have hosted major events in the past year, pleased with their new mayor, and accepting of a new tax imposed by city leaders.

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