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Life in Hampton Roads Survey featured in Media Reports and HearSay Radio Program

Old Dominion University released last week its annual Life in Hampton Roads survey that takes a deep look at social and economic indicators of quality of life in the region, with particular focus placed on transportation and traffic, local and state government, education, health, emergency preparedness, the economy and crime.

The Life in Hampton Roads survey was conducted by ODU's Social Science Research Center and released in five parts throughout the week. During that time, a number of Hampton Roads media outlets provided coverage based on the report's findings.

This week, Jesse Richman and Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, director and associate director of the research center, respectively, discussed the survey's results on "HearSay," a popular public affairs radio show that is broadcast on WHRV FM 89.5. The one-hour call-in show aired Tuesday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m.

For archived audio of the radio program, visit the HearSay website.

All five parts of the Live in Hampton Roads survey can be viewed individually by clicking on the following links:

The survey has been conducted with support from the ODU Office of Research and the College of Arts and Letters since 2010 and is now in its fifth year. Survey questions were contributed by faculty from across the ODU campus. The 2014 survey was conducted by telephone with 853 residents of the seven cities of Hampton Roads.

Responses were weighted to be representative of the Hampton Roads population. Methodology details are included in the 2014 LIHR demographics and methodology section of the survey. The margin of error for the 2014 LIHR survey is 3.7 percent (95 percent confidence interval).

For full analysis of Life in Hampton Roads data, visit the Social Science Research Center website.

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