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Over the last eight years, New Orleans voters have been more satisfied with life in the city than in previous years, according to the 2018 Quality of Life Survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. The survey, also known as the UNO Poll, found that while Orleans Parish residents consider crime to be the biggest problem facing the parish, they are much less likely to report that than they did two years ago.

The survey of 500 Orleans Parish voters and 500 Jefferson Parish voters took place from October 17 to November 5, 2018. There is a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.4 percent.


Much appreciation to Dean Kim Long and Senior Associate Dean Kevin Graves for their support on this project. Thanks to Dr. Alla Rosca and Dr. Susan Howell for their insight and advice. Thanks also to Ernest Mackey, Courtney Roblez, Trever Eskine and Leah Bordlee for their assistance. Special thanks to the students in Dr. Chervenak’s Voters and Elections class, the students in his two US Politics classes, and the students in Ms. Toscano’s Research Methods class. I would also like to thank Ken Daquin and Ross Gernon from the Office of Information Technology for their technical support on this project.