City Satisfaction Survey: Property Taxes Still Popular (But Only Just)

Annual survey sampled opinions from 1,200 Minneapolitans.

Believe it or not, a majority of Minneapolis residents think they're getting good value for money every April when they pay their property taxes.

That's according to the Southwest Journal, which got a preview of the results of the city's latest annual survey of residents. According to a graph accompanying their story, 52 percent of Minneapolitans surveyed thought that property taxes should be increased to maintain or improve city services. That's sharply down from 63 percent when the city did its first survey in 2001.

In the intervening time, the city has been saddled with massive cuts in state funding, forcing it to drive up property tax rates to the point that homeowners revolted over rates in 2010. 59 percent of respondents said their tax dollars were returning good services in this year's survey.

The survey called 1,378 residents between Oct. 11 and Nov. 28, 2012.

Read the rest, plus details on how those surveyed think the city and schools are improving, at the Southwest Journal.


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