Older residents feel more strongly than younger residents that Connecticut is a “good” or “excellent” place to raise children, according to a detailed new survey published by DataHaven.
The 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey asked close to 17,000 residents of Connecticut and neighboring New York towns more than 100 questions covering topics of personal finance, economic opportunity, health, safety and happiness. TrendCT will continue exploring the survey data.
Residents with children were a little more likely than the general population or residents without children to offer a better than “fair” rating, in part because of a larger share of non-parents reporting they didn’t have enough knowledge to say either way.
The older respondents were, the more likely they were to rate the state a “good” or excellent place to raise children.
Wealthier residents were also more likely to have a favorable view of the state as a place to raise children.
Along racial lines, Asian and white respondents had a more favorable view of the state for raising children than black and Hispanic respondents.
DataHaven is New Haven nonprofit which seeks to collect and analyze data to aid in public decision-making.