The Citizen - Page 53

P a g e | 53 Social Well-being And now we are going to move onto questions about social well-being in Sangamon County. Would you say things are generally on the right track, or do you think things are going in the wrong direction here in Sangamon County? Right track 53.4% Wrong direction 27.8% DON’T KNOW 17.4% REFUSED 1.4% In general, do you think race relations in Sangamon County are very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad? Very good 5.7% Fairly good 58.4% Fairly bad 19.9% Very bad 9.6% DON’T KNOW 5.8% REFUSED 0.5% Do you think Sangamon County is an excellent, good, fair, or poor place to work? Excellent 9.5% Good 48.7% Fair 29% Poor 10.5% DON’T KNOW 2.1% REFUSED 0.2% Do you think Sangamon County is an excellent, good, fair, or poor place to retire? Excellent 6.1% Good 32.1% Fair 32.2% Poor 26.8% DON’T KNOW 2.7% REFUSED 0% Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to pay for food that you or your family needed? YES 20% NO 79.6% DON’T KNOW 0.3% Compared to a year ago, would you say the immediate 0% area where you live is getting better, about the same, or REFUSED getting worse as a place to live? Getting better 15.9% Have there been times in the past 12 months when you About the same 65.5% did not have enough money to pay for shelter or Getting worse 16% housing that you or your family needed? DON’T KNOW 2.6% YES 7.1% REFUSED 0% NO 92.3% DON’T KNOW 0.6% 0% Now I am going to ask you to rate Sangamon County on REFUSED a couple dimensions. Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to pay for healthcare Starting off, do you think Sangamon County is an and/or medicines that you or your family needed? excellent, good, fair, or poor place to live? Excellent 11.2% YES 15% Good 51.4% NO 84.1% Fair 31.4% DON’T KNOW 0.7% Poor 5.1% REFUSED 0.2% DON’T KNOW 0.4% REFUSED 0.4% Do you think Sangamon County is an excellent, good, fair, or poor place to raise children? Excellent 12.5% Good 50.7% Fair 30% Poor 4.3% DON’T KNOW 2.1% REFUSED 0.4%