ERIC Number: ED096078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Through Our Eyes; Vol. 4: Community Preferences and Population Distribution. Miscellaneous Extension Publication No. 112.
Christenson, James A.
A responsibility of State, regional, and county leaders, planners, and policy makers is achieving the public's desires. However, to formulate plans and policies, several questions pertaining to community preferences and population distribution need analysis. Information on population distribution in North Carolina and the people's community preferences with comparisons to other areas of the United States is presented in this report (part of a series focusing on State needs and goals, community problems and concerns, and the people's values and aspirations). Data were gathered during April and May 1973 from 3,115 household heads, representing a 70 percent response rate from a Statewide sample of 4,470 potential respondents. Questions pertained to respondents' preferences for community size, location, and type of community; their satisfaction with their present living situation; and their willingness to relocate. Findings showed that most North Carolinians prefer to live in nonmetropolitan areas; 17 percent prefer to live more than a 15-minute drive from a city; population and location considerations did not seem to be crucial in selecting a community; and a good place to raise children, quality water, air, schools, health facilities, and job opportunities were of major importance. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Agricultural Extension Service, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina