Best of times, worst of times

A recent poll of Sacramento residents conducted by CSUS associate professor of sociology Amy Liu and her students gives some insight into what area residents expect in the near future. The quality-of-life survey indicated that despite their worries about traffic, pollution and growth, Sacramento residents were optimistic and happy with the quality of life in the region. But it’s interesting to see who really expects an improved economic picture in the area.

The question asked was: “Think about economic conditions in the Sacramento region. Do you think that, financially, during the next 12 months we will have good times or bad times?” Overall, 60 percent of Sacramentans expected “good times,” which makes us sound extremely optimistic. But take a look at the breakdown of exactly who thinks the money will be rolling in—as usual, them that have some expect to get more.