Mini Poll: The City’s Pulse

Please rate each as it applies to the City of St. Louis:

Library services

 58%
 38%
 4%
 0%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Street repair and maintenance

 6%
 44%
 41%
 9%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

9-1-1 emergency line

 30%
 54%
 11%
 4%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Police protection

 20%
 52%
 21%
 7%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

The criminal justice system

 7%
 44%
 33%
 16%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Communicating with the public

 7%
 49%
 34%
 10%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Public transportation

 9%
 37%
 40%
 14%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Fire protection

 42%
 53%
 4%
 1%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Parks

 54%
 36%
 8%
 2%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Trash collection

 29%
 53%
 14%
 4%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Availability of health care services

 23%
 40%
 28%
 9%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

Public education

 2%
 10%
 30%
 59%
Excellent Good Fair Poor

In general, if you had to choose between more government services and higher taxes, or fewer services and lower taxes, which would you choose?

More services and higher taxes:
 69%
Fewer services and lower taxes:
 31%

Lives in City:

More services and higher taxes:
 72%
Fewer services and lower taxes:
 28%

Does Not Live in City:

More services and higher taxes:
 60%
Fewer services and lower taxes:
 40%

Thinking about all the services you get for the city taxes you pay in St. Louis, would you say that you get your money's worth for what you pay?

Get money's worth:
 56%
Pay too much:
 29%
Get a good deal:
 15%

Lives in City:

Get money's worth:
 61%
Pay too much:
 27%
Get a good deal:
 13%

Does Not Live in City:

Get money's worth:
 40%
Pay too much:
 38%
Get a good deal:
 22%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.