Question: Any data on percentage that are entrepreneurs?
Fourteen percent of our respondents said they were business entrepreneurs, and seven percent considered themselves philanthropic entrepreneurs. However, this was a question where our respondents could select multiple answers or categories that they felt applied to them. This means that some people could have checked “yes” to both business and philanthropic entrepreneurs.
Question: Millennials are defined as 25-38 according to the Pew Research Center – did you use 25-34?
To be on the safe side, we are actually answering this question twice. We received this question phrased differently a few times by various people. The short answer is yes – we used the age 25-34, but also no, we did not use millennials. For additional explanation and context, you can read our answer in…
Question: Are there thoughts about difference between actual diversity in communities versus perception of diversity?
The full question that was submitted is below: 65% say they live in a diverse neighborhood yet our region is very segregated. Are there thoughts about difference between actual diversity in communities versus perception of diversity in how diverse those communities actually are? We did not ask or record the neighborhoods of the respondents –…
Question: Any notable trends along gender lines? Do ‘men leave’?
We did ask about gender. Generally speaking, as we were analyzing the data we did not find notable “story threads” or arcs along gender lines. The likelihood to leave, for example, is about the same between men and women. But if you have additional questions about gender differences please let us know in the comments,…
Question: Was it surveyed data that indicates a correlation between annual wage growth rate and increasing rate of housing prices?
No, that is data from the Census Bureau. We used the American Community Survey 1-year data, and looked at two tables – Median Gross Rent (B25064) and Median Household Income (B19013). Here are the direct links to the Median Household Income table, and the Median Gross Rent table. For additional analysis, you might want to…
Question: Would there be a way to identify a ratio for debt to wage here on Long Island vs. the nation?
Yes! Debt is something that a lot of groups are interested in, including the government, and there’s data available on this topic. This is something we plan on looking into more, but in the meantime, we can share other organizations that have already done this research. As usual, we’d like to remind and encourage our…
Question: What do you calculate is the salary needed to live on LI?
Our survey did not ask this, and we have not devised a formula or number that we can confidently say is the magic number that Long Islanders need to hit in order to live on Long Island. It’s a great question, but it’s not a question that we can answer ourselves. However, we are able…
Question: What percentage of people that moved into the city will move back to Long Island to raise a family?
During our event, Amy Emmatty from YouGov mentioned the overarching story about how New York City residents had a more positive view of Long Island than current Long Islanders. We did not ask if New York City residents would move back to Long Island to raise their family, but they feel as positive about Long…
Question: Is there a correlation between marijuana legalization and trust in police?
Surprisingly, there does not seem to be much difference in trust levels between people who support legalized marijuana and those who do not. Out of curiousity, we decided to also see if there are any correlations between political ideology and marijuana support. Support for legalized marijuana spans all political ideologies, but those who lean conservative…
Question: Home ownership and marital status – do single people leave?
This is our interpretation of this question we received: Did you ask married versus single? I would not have been able to move out of my parents house without a spouse to split the bills. Do single people leave? We did ask people about their marital status, and we’re sharing the data/chart below. It’s interesting…