Location Decision Making Survey

Please complete the following Location Decision Making Survey.  It is important that we receive as many completed surveys as possible so we can better understand what young people are looking for in a place to live and work. 

The information collected in this survey may be shared in research papers and/or presentation.  Your participation in this survey is voluntary and confidential.  Your responses will be combined with the responses of all other participants and you will not be individually identified on any report prepared. 
If you have questions, please contact Angela Yu, Assistant Regional Planner, at the Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region (WUPPDR), 906-482-7205 ext 118, 400 Quincy Street, Hancock, MI 49930.

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* 1. If you could live anywhere in the world and still work in your chosen field, what types of areas or neighborhoods would you be likely to choose?

  1. Very Unlikely 2. 3. 4. Neither Unlikely or Likely 5. 6. 7. Very Likely
In the downtown area of a large city
Neighborhood near the downtown of a large city
The suburbs of a large city
The downtown of a medium-sized city
Neighborhood near the downtown of a medium-sized city
A small town
In a rural area with lots of open spaces

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* 2. How important are each of the following to you when choosing a neighborhood you would most like to live in?

  1. Totally Unimportant 2.  3.  4. Neither Unimportant or Essential 5. 6. 7. Absolutely Essential
Safe streets and neighborhoods
A good public school system for children
A place where I can start my own business
A place without high taxes
Near trail systems and parks for running/jogging, cycling, rollerblading or hiking  
Near where my friends and family live
A place with concern for the environment
A place with a strong sense of community
Lots of natural scenic beauty
An affordable place to live
Art or culture (symphony, opera, theater, ballet, museums, etc.)
A place with many different kinds of job opportunities
A place with lots of people my age
Nightlife (clubs, bars, dancing, etc.)
A 4-seasons climate
Near small service-oriented businesses like drug stores, grocery stores, dry-cleaners and restaurants
Accessible, walkable streets
A place for people with many different lifestyles
Easy access to adventure sports (backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking/canoeing, whitewater rafting, etc.)
Neighborhoods with interesting and unique historic or architectural character
Warm weather year-round
Near large malls and shopping centers
A place that welcomes diversity
Near gaming/gambling places and casinos
Easy access to beaches or waterfront
A place with professional sports
A vibrant music scene
An area without a lot of traffic congestion
A good public transportation system
A place to raise a family
Lots of gathering places like sidewalk cafes, live performance areas, outdoor markets and street fairs

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* 3. How much do you disagree or agree with the following statements?

  1. Completely Disagree 2. 3. 4. Neither Disagree or Agree 5. 6. 7. Completely Agree
I would prefer to live in a place that fits my lifestyle more than a place with a job that pays the most money
With my education and skills I can get a job in almost any place I want to live
A good paying job is my highest priority
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