In the last year attitudes towards Warsaw underwent a positive change. Inhabitants of Warsaw feel better in their city and regard Warsaw as a good place to live.
“These results show that inhabitants of Warsaw recognize vast work which is performed for the benefit of the capital and its inhabitants. They see the change that the city underwent during the last years. For this reason we value well-thought-out and consistent investments, also with participation of inhabitants who are more often engaged, for instance by participatory budget. In this respect we are fortunate: conscious and involved inhabitants are the best partner in management of the city" - says Hanna Gronkiewicz – Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw –“We pay much attention to reliably inform our inhabitants” – she adds.
Inhabitants of the capital feel positive emotions when they think about their city. A vast majority - as much as 93% associate Warsaw with a positive place. For years this ratio has been very high and increases each year. 82% of respondents declared that having the possibility to select other place of residence, they would choose Warsaw.
Inhabitants regard the capital as a safe city. Such a view is expressed by 88% of people. Safety is one of the most important aspects of functioning of the city and one of the most important dimensions of evaluation of life. The sense of safety life in Warsaw remained on a high level for many years.
The assessment of public transport undergoes a systematic improvement. Positive evaluation is issued by 89% of respondents. Warsaw is also friendly for cyclists. Positive evaluation of activities of the city with regard to development of cycling communication is evident (76%).
80% of respondents believe that the authorities of the city satisfy the needs of inhabitants. Last year such assessment was expressed by 66% of inhabitants. As many as 74% of inhabitants appreciate the efficient city management executed by Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (growth from 45% in 2012). High evaluations are given to mayors of particular districts (72%).
Barometr Warszawski (Warsaw Barometer) is implemented on a random, representative sample of inhabitants of Warsaw. Interviewers conduct direct interviews (face-to-face) at respondents' homes with the use of the following techniques: PAPI (Pen and Paper Interview) in the period of 2003-2009 and CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) from 2010. Each of measurements is implemented on a sample of 1100 inhabitants of Warsaw aged 15 years and more. Maximum statistical error for this sample value constitutes +/- 3%.