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7th Annual Life in Hampton Roads Survey Released, Starting Sept. 26

By Brendan O'Hallarn

Old Dominion University's seventh annual Life in Hampton Roads (LIHR) survey shows that public opinion of the region has remained steady over the past 12 months.

Conducted by the Old Dominion University Social Science Research Center, the annual survey seeks to determine the attitudes and perceptions of Hampton Roads citizens on a wide variety of subjects.

Topics of local interest covered in the 2016 report include sea level rise and flooding; transportation and traffic; local and state government; the Presidential election; crime; education; and other issues.

The survey includes responses gathered from 962 Hampton Roads residents via landline and cell phone. The report is comprised of six sections, which will be released on the following days:

Monday, Sept. 26 - Quality of life

Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Crime and police

Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Health and education

Thursday, Sept. 29 - Transportation

Friday, Sept. 30 - Sea level rise and flooding

Monday, Oct. 3 - Presidential politics

The LIHR report is coordinated by Randy Gainey and Tancy Vandecar-Burdin, director and associate director of the Social Science Research Center, respectively. The report also receives support from the Old Dominion University Office of Research and the College of Arts and Letters.

Data from prior years will also be provided, when available, to show comparisons in responses over time. Responses were weighted by city population, race, age, gender and phone usage (cell versus landline) to be representative of the Hampton Roads region.

Each day a report is released, a link will be posted at the Social Science Research Center website. The full report will be available on the website after Oct. 3.

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