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70% of San Francisco residents say quality of life has declined: poll

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A new poll released Tuesday by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce shows 8 out of 10 residents in San Francisco consider crime has worsened in recent years.

It’s the second year in a row residents are saying crime has increased – with 70% feeling the quality of life in San Francisco has declined.

According to the poll, a high number of respondents cited the city’s homeless crisis and crime as the leading problems.

Around 88% of people said homelessness has worsened in recent years, and 80% viewed addressing this homeless crisis a high priority.

Here are some other key findings from the poll

The CityBeat Poll offers a glimpse into San Francisco voter sentiments, attitudes, and opinions on issues including quality of life, housing and affordability, and transportation.

The poll is released annually.