Surveys

A survey finds that increasing numbers of Americans did not participate in any physical activities in the last year. At least one feature of the build environment—access to school gyms—is blamed.
2 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
A Five Thirty Eight article reveals the data on the ubiquity, and relative lack thereof in certain populations, of the ability to ride a bike.
5 days ago   Five Thirty Eight
If there's a solid take-away from the California Field Poll, it is not to ask residents how they feel about raising gas taxes, or any one option for that matter. Rather, offer a menu of funding alternatives and the results become more meaningful.
Feb 28, 2015   Sacramento Bee
A study finds that most drivers disregard for the rights of pedestrians to cross the road. Visual cues, however, provided by street design, greatly increase the likelihood that drivers will yield.
Sep 8, 2014   Chicago Tribune
The results of a survey commissioned by Sasaki Associates reveal key insights into what makes cities great for those who love them, as well as where planners and urban designers should focus their efforts in improving the urban experience.
Jul 29, 2014   ASLA The Dirt
People love statistics. They let us understanding the world beyond our own senses. USA Today publishes a daily Snapshot which presents a graph of random statistics. Sports talk and business analysis Blog Post
May 11, 2012   By Todd Litman
A new survey found that 64% of Americans think that the relationship between local officials and developers makes the approval process unfair.
Oct 17, 2011   The Saint Index
A new poll of California residents finds that perceived quality of life in the state has dropped.
Mar 21, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
A new survey shows that the majority of Americans place high value on transportation projects, but even more of them say they're not willing to pay any more for it than they already do.
Feb 17, 2011   The Washington Post
Surveys show that those born between 1980 and the early 2000s want to live in an urban setting -- and not in a humongous house.
Jan 14, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
Participation rates for the 2010 Census have been released, and the national average of 74% matches that of the previous Census in 2000.
Oct 27, 2010   The New Republic