Your questions answered
The results of nextLI’s inaugural survey were presented at an event hosted by the Long Island Association on May 10, 2019. Audience members were invited to text in questions and we received more than 150 submissions. Here are the answers to those questions.
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Q&AMethodology & general questions
This section addresses the methods used to conduct nextLI's inaugural survey. It looks at the general profile of the survey takers, why and how we went about asking some of the questions and what comes next.
- Define Long Island and NYC in terms of these surveys – is Long Island only Nassau and Suffolk and NYC only Manhattan or all 5 boroughs?
- Does people like them mean race?
- Millennials also now include individuals up to age 40.
- The survey is opinion, how do various topics align with the data, ie. “affordable” is a personal opinion?
- Page 11 excludes Hispanics from the ethnic makeup. Please explain why and if Hispanics have increased in population?
- How did you define “interact daily with person of another race?”
- How many people were surveyed?
- Did you ask any questions about union membership among young people?
- Did you ask how many come to Long Island to attend college and stay?
- What are the racial demographics of those who were surveyed?
- Did the survey ask young adults about availability of affordable childcare or access to universal PreK in their decisions about starting a family on LI?
- What is the demographic breakdown of the respondents?
- Why didn’t you print the exact questions asked for each issue in the booklet?
- Were all stats from the 18-34 age group of 1800 surveyed?
- How many were from Nassau vs Suffolk county?
Find out more about the data collected in nextLI's inaugural survey in this section. It drills down into the data set further based on demographics and also compares to other studies.
- How does the percentage of young people who have never lived anywhere but Long Island compare to other regions?
- What was the average age of the 30% of 18-34 year olds that own a home?
- Home ownership and marital status – do single people leave?
- Is there a correlation between marijuana legalization and trust in police?
- What percentage of people that moved into the city will move back to Long Island to raise a family?
- What do you calculate is the salary needed to live on LI?
- Would there be a way to identify a ratio for debt to wage here on Long Island vs. the nation?
- Was it surveyed data that indicates a correlation between annual wage growth rate and increasing rate of housing prices?
- Any notable trends along gender lines? Do ‘men leave’?
- Are there thoughts about difference between actual diversity in communities versus perception of diversity?
- Millennials are defined as 25-38 according to the Pew Research Center – did you use 25-34?
- Any data on percentage that are entrepreneurs?
- Question: Would there be a way to identify a ratio for debt to wage here on Long Island vs. the nation?