The results of an annual survey commissioned by the City of London says most residents remain fairly satisfied with local services and their quality of life.
The Ipsos Reid phone poll of 500 random Londoners over the age of 18 was conducted between May 11 and 21, 2016.
The specific areas explored in the research included the top issues in need of attention from local leaders, overall impressions on the quality of life in the city, perceptions of city services, value of taxes, and communication with the city.
The survey didn’t seek satisfaction with council’s performance, and was conducted before scandal rocked City Hall. Overall, the survey didn’t reveal an significant change in the perceptions of London residents.
Its key take away’s include a dip in satisfaction with London’s transit system, with 23 per cent of those surveyed saying it should be the issue that receives the greatest attention.
Development and infrastructure issues were also a top priority, with 19 per cent of respondents says there needs to be improvements with planning and roads.
Around 93 per cent of respondents said they believe the quality of life in London is good, which is in line with the national norm, but down from 95 per cent in 2015.
Satisfaction with the level of City services remains on par with the national norm as well, with 90 per cent of respondents saying they are satisfied, including 30 per cent who are very satisfied.
According to Ipsos Reid, the results are accurate within ± 4.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.