The results of a new survey about Detroit has recently been released by Intellitrends and the Detroit Regional News Hub. Unsurprisingly, most Detroiters think the city is portrayed negatively by the media (91%), and we also think Detroit is viewed negatively nationwide (85%). Thankfully, only 61% of non-Michiganians have a really bad perception of Detroit, though of course this still needs to be improved.
Most damning: "Six in 10 non-Michigan residents think Detroit and southeast Michigan is a poor place to live; one in two think it's a poor place to invest in, and one in three think the region is a poor place to do business" (http://freep.com/article/20100421/NEWS01/4210362/1320/Survey-Many-love-life-in-metro-Detroit)
On a positive note, about half of us love living in the area, despite its flaws. Also, almost one third of Metro-Detroiters go downtown weekly, and visiting among 18-34 year olds to downtown appear to be higher. Hopefully, the renewed interest in downtown by a younger demographic will help bring revitalization at last.
Full results can be found at www.thedetroithub.com
5 years ago