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[From Executive Summary]

The Social Science Research Center (SSRC) at Old Dominion University recently completed data collection for the seventh annual Life in Hampton Roads telephone survey. The purpose of the survey was to gain insight into residents’ perceptions of the quality of life in Hampton Roads. The survey also attempted to determine the attitudes and perceptions of citizens regarding topics of local interest such as transportation and traffic, local and state government, the 2016 presidential election, crime, education, and other issues. The SSRC completed interviews with 962 Hampton Roads residents via landline and cell phones.


Abbreviated Table of Contents

Executive Summary ..... 1
Survey Methodology and Sample Demographics ..... 3
Overall Quality of Life ..... 10
Neighborhood and City Quality of Life Ratings ..... 14
Politics ..... 18
Health Care & Education ..... 28
Crime and Police ..... 35
Transportation ..... 49
Sea Level Rise and Flooding ..... 57