Positive perceptions of downtown Atlanta on the rise, says poll

The positive perception of Downtown Atlanta is on the rise, according to a study commissioned by Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District. The Atlanta-based Schapiro Group conducted a telephone survey of more than 400 residents in Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties. The majority lived outside the I-285 Perimeter and visited Downtown Atlanta more than twice a month.

The number of respondents who would consider moving into Downtown has not changed significantly since 2002. But the perception of safety downtown has increased, with 69 percent of respondents saying downtown was either very or somewhat safe, compared to 61 percent in 2002.

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