Is quality of life in New York City better or worse?

Grand Central TerminalGrand Central Terminal in New York City as seen on May 31, 2012. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

Just one in three New York City voters consider quality of life in the city is “very good” or “good,” a new Quinnipiac University poll reveals.

The is the lowest number ever measured, Quinnipiac said.

Nearly half (48 percent) of voters say the quality of life in the city has worsened in recent years. Conversely, just 19 percent say the quality of life is better, while 32 percent the quality of life is about the same.

Other findings:

  • 46 percent of voters say crime is a “very serious” problem in New York City
  • 53 percent say they see more homeless people today than they did a few years ago
  • 49 percent have encountered more homeless people asking for money

“The quality of life in New York City isn’t good and it’s getting worse, many voters think,” Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll said in a news release. “It’s not just newspaper hype about the return of the bad old days, New Yorkers say. Many are seeing more homeless people on the streets and encountering more pan-handlers.”

Meanwhile, another poll from Quinnipiac University reveals fewer voters in New York City say Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, does not deserve reelection.

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