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New survey shows Preston is showing ‘cautious optimism’ about the future

Posted on - 12th February, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Down at Preston Marina on a sunny day Pic: Tony Worrall
Down at Preston Marina on a sunny day Pic: Tony Worrall

More Prestonians are feeling upbeat about the city than downbeat, Blog Preston can reveal.

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In a survey of readers, of which more than 600 took part, people in the city were asked to rate how they felt about the city in 2019.

Asked ‘How do you feel about the city as a whole at the moment?’ 63 per cent gave a rating above 5.

One was ‘Very downbeat’ and 10 was ‘Brimming with optisim’.

The most common answer was a score of 7 with 122 going for this.

Here’s the full range of scores.

The survey asked people to rate how they felt about the city

Prestonian’s were also asked in the Big Preston Survey what they loved about the city.

Below is a Word Cloud showing the most popular responses.

What people loved about the city – the most common responses

The city’s parks, the new market, the Harris and new restaurant and bars all featuered. Along with the friendly people, history of the city and Winckley Square also got a mention.

Of those surveyed, 95 per cent had a PR postcode.

Read more: Preston has been named as the most improved city in the UK

We’ll be running results from our Big Preston Survey throughout the rest of this week.

How do you feel about the city in 2019? Feel free to let us know in the comments below

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