Suburban Angst? No Thanks

Contrary to their dismal depiction in novels and films, suburbs are very satisfying places to live, according to a new survey.
March 9, 2009, 10am PDT | Michael Dudley
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"Suburban angst makes for good novels and films, but people who live between the country and the city in the United States like their lawns and driveways.

Suburbanites are significantly more satisfied with their communities than people who live in cities, small towns or rural areas, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographics Trends Project.

More than 40 per cent of suburban residents rated their communities as satisfying places to live, compared with 34 per cent of urban dwellers, 29 per cent of people living in the countryside and 25 per cent of people living in small towns."

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Published on Thursday, March 5, 2009 in The Globe and Mail
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