Tuesday, 3 July 2012

São Paulo in Statistics: The city's top 11 problems according to its voters



According to Datafolha and looking ahead to the local elections, São Paulo's voters have named the top issues they perceive the city is facing. The biggest problems identified in order of importance are:

Health 26%
Security 16%
Public Transport 15%
Flooding 6%
Education 6%
Transport 6%
Waste / litter  5%
Pavements 3%
Drug trafficking 2%
Housing 2%
Unemployment 2%

This does away with the stereotype that drug trafficking are a major concern for São Paulo residents, in fact the state of the pavements are perceived to be a bigger problem.

Personally I was surprised to see flooding so high up but it is true that the city is badly prepared for the downfalls it receives and for those whose streets are regularly affected it presumably bounces straight to number one priority.

Also interesting for European (or North American) eyes is the fact that unemployment only just scrapes in to the list of problems. If the same survey was carried out in Italy, Spain, Greece or Portugal it would be interesting to compare the percentages..

2 comments:

Ana In London said...

Hey, I've just come across your blog - well done! Amazing, original and interesting content! I'm also an expat: born and bred in Sao Paulo but been living in London for over 10 years. I specially liked the vintage photos of Sao Paulo - keep up the good work. If you have a min check out my blog about London.
Ana

Discovering São Paulo said...

Thanks for reading Ana! Glad you like the blog!

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