Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, 2011-2012


Download PDF Icon & LinkPittsburghTODAY and the University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR) are pleased to release a distillation of the findings of the Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, the most extensive survey of the residents of Greater Pittsburgh since the historic Pittsburgh Survey was published in 1908.  Our intent in undertaking this survey was to use the most reliable methods possible to understand the behaviors and attitudes of Greater Pittsburgh´s citizens.  We believe that this survey provides information that can be valuable both as an historic document and as a guide to inform decisions about this region´s future.  We plan to repeat this survey in future years to gauge our progress in improving the quality of life in the region.

Questionnaire pdf6


Detailed Data Tables

pdf6Mutually exclusive geographic comparisons

pdf6Cumulative geographic estimates


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City of Pittsburgh estimates

pdf6City of Pittsburgh – Sex differences

pdf6City of Pittsburgh – Race differences


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Allegheny County estimates

pdf6Allegheny County – Sex differences

pdf6Allegheny County – Age differences

pdf6Allegheny County – Race differences

pdf6Allegheny County – Education differences

pdf6Allegheny County – Income differences


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Pittsburgh 7-County MSA estimates

pdf6Pittsburgh 7-County MSA – Sex differences

pdf6Pittsburgh 7-County MSA – Age differences

pdf6Pittsburgh 7-County MSA – Race differences

pdf6Pittsburgh 7-County MSA – Education differences

pdf6Pittsburgh 7-County MSA – Income differences


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Power of 32 Region estimates

pdf6Power of 32 Region – Sex differences

pdf6Power of 32 Region – Age differences

pdf6Power of 32 Region – Race differences

pdf6Power of 32 Region – Education differences

pdf6Power of 32 Region – Income differences