Poll Shows, Almost Half Of NYC From Harlem To Hollis Can’t Afford To Live Here

The Big Apple’s steep cost of living could soon drive many New Yorkers out of the state, a new poll suggests reports Patch. More than four in 10 New York City residents feel they can’t afford the Empire State and think they’ll have to flee soon, according to the Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday.

Some 41 percent of the city voters Quinnipiac polled don’t feel they can afford to live in New York State, the poll shows.

Some 41 percent of the city voters Quinnipiac polled don’t feel they can afford to live in New York State, the poll shows. The same share thinks they will be forced to move in the next five years for “better economic opportunity,” the survey says.

While a majority of respondents in the city feel they can afford the Empire State, the survey indicates the five boroughs are feeling economic strain more than other regions.

Some 61 percent of voters across the state said feel they can afford living here, compared with 55 percent of city-dwellers, 63 percent of suburbanites and 67 percent of upstate residents, according to the poll.

Some 61 percent of voters across the state said feel they can afford living here, compared with 55 percent of city-dwellers, 63 percent of suburbanites and 67 percent of upstate residents, according to the poll.

Only 35 percent of voters statewide think they’ll have to move soon, slightly higher than the rates of 30 percent in the suburbs and 31 percent upstate, the poll shows.

Only 35 percent of voters statewide think they’ll have to move soon, slightly higher than the rates of 30 percent in the suburbs and 31 percent upstate, the poll shows.

The city added 2,600 private-sector jobs and the unemployment rate remained at a record-low 4 percent in December…

The survey showed concerns about affordability despite the city’s strong economy. The city added 2,600 private-sector jobs and the unemployment rate remained at a record-low 4 percent in December, according to the Economic Development Corporation’s latest snapshot.

While the city also showed strong wage growth that month, it came on the heels of a 2.2 percent year-over-year rise in residential rents in November, marking the first time in about two years that rent increases outstripped inflation in home prices, the EDC report says.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,216 voters throughout the state by telephone from March 13 to 18. The poll has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,216 voters throughout the state by telephone from March 13 to 18. The poll has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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