Rep. Schmedes Responds to ABQ Hopelessness Survey

SANTA FE, NM— Recent reports confirm a consensus of hopelessness in New Mexico’s most populated city. Homelessness and record-breaking crime have been leading the headlines in Albuquerque, and according to a recent survey it has been revealed that public patience is waning. The City of Albuquerque released their annual “Citizen Satisfaction Survey” which was completed in November 2019. The year over year results in the specific questions that were asked in both 2018 and 2019, provide insight into New Mexico’s largest city. Residents feelings of hopefulness about the direction the community is moving in dropped nearly 20% from the 2018 results. Additionally, 18% more respondents expressed they are “concerned” about the direction of the city.

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