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What are the top concerns of Alhambra residents?

Journalists, communication researchers and Alhambra residents initiated the Alhambra Source in an effort to create a local news website that responds to community concerns. The University of Southern California Annenberg Metamorphosis research group post insights gleaned through our work. As we share what we have learned, we hope you will let us know what you think through comments.

The top concerns of Alhambra residents are transportation and parking, followed closely by the economy and employment. Other key issues are crime and safety, housing and local development, schools and education, and maintenance of city services.

The findings come from a survey of 400 Alhambra residents conducted in November and December of last year. Residents were randomly called and sent postcards. We realize we did not reach everyone and part of the survey is available in this post as a poll. We’d love to have you participate.

To account for Alhambra’s diverse population, we questioned the city’s largest ethnic groups: Latinos, ethnic Chinese and Caucasians. The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that Chinese constitute the largest share of the city’s population (37.4%), followed by Latinos (34.9%) and Caucasians (11.7%). In our survey, we spoke with roughly 150 Chinese, 150 Latinos and 100 Caucasians. We realize that is not a perfect representation of the city’s demographics, but it was close enough for the purpose of statistical analysis.

Across Alhambra’s different ethnic lines the same six concerns were shared, but the priorities appeared to be different. Overall Chinese and Latino respondents  gave more similar responses than Caucasians. Driving and traffic-related problems top the list for Chinese and Latinos but rank fourth for Caucasians, who are also less concerned about problems related to crime and education. For Caucasians, economy or employment related issues were chief concerns, followed by housing, development or downtown revitalization. One reason for this difference may be that the Caucasian respondents tend to be older, have significantly higher incomes, and have lived longer in Alhambra compared to their Chinese and Latino counterparts. 

Now that data is available on what Alhambra residents consider  to be the most pressing community issues, it is time to begin thinking and talking about “What can we do to address those issues?” We’d like to hear your thoughts. 








¿Cuáles son las principales preocupaciones de los residentes de Alhambra?

Periodistas, investigadores de la comunicación y residentes de Alhambra iniciaron el proyecto Alhambra Source con el objetivo de crear un sitio web local que respondiera a las preocupaciones de la comunidad. El grupo de investigadores Metamorphosis de la USC Annenberg ha llegado a algunas conclusiones, a través de este trabajo, que nos gustaría compartir con ustedes. Esperamos que nos dejen saber lo que piensan con sus comentarios.

Las principales preocupaciones de los residentes de Alhambra son el transporte y el estacionamiento, seguidas de la economía y el empleo. Otros temas que les preocupan son la delincuencia y la seguridad, la vivienda y el desarrollo local, las escuelas y la educación, y el mantenimiento de servicios de la ciudad.

Los resultados provienen de una encuesta realizada a 400 residentes de Alhambra en noviembre y diciembre del año pasado. A los residentes se les llamó y envió tarjetas postales de forma aleatoria. Somos conscientes de que no llegamos a todos los residentes, por ello, una parte de la encuesta está disponible en internet y nos gustaría mucho que participara. Puede tomar la encuesta abajo.

Para dar cuenta de la diversa población de Alhambra, hicimos preguntas a los grupos étnicos más grandes de la ciudad: latinos, etnias chinas, y caucásicos. Las últimas estimaciones de la Oficina del Censo de EE.UU. indican que los asiáticos constituyen el grupo más grande dentro de la población de Alhambra (37,4%), seguido por los latinos (34.9%) y los caucásicos (11,7%). En nuestro estudio, entrevistamos a unos 150 chinos, 150 latinos y 100 caucásicos. Sabemos que estos números no son una representación demográfica perfecta de la ciudad, pero son suficientes para lograr el objetivo del análisis estadístico.

Todos los grupos étnicos en Alhambra comparten las seis mismas preocupaciones, pero sus prioridades parecen ser diferentes. En general, las respuestas de los asiáticos y los latinos son más parecidas que las de los caucásicos.

El manejo y los problemas relacionados con el tráfico son lo más importante para los asiáticos y los latinos, pero ocupan el cuarto lugar para los caucásicos (ver Figura 1). Los caucásicos también están menos preocupados con los problemas relacionados con el crimen y la educación.

Para los caucásicos, los asuntos relacionados con la economía o el empleo son los más importantes, seguidos de la vivienda, el desarrollo y la revitalización del centro. Una razón de esta diferencia puede deberse a que los caucásicos encuestados son más mayores, tienen ingresos mucho más altos y han vivido en Alhambra durante más tiempo que los asiáticos y los latinos entrevistados.

Ahora que disponemos de información sobre las prioridades de los residentes de Alhambra, es el momento de empezar a pensar y preguntarnos: ¿Qué podemos hacer para resolver estos problemas? Nos encantaría poder escuchar lo que piensan.

The Alhambra Source encourages comment on our stories. However, we do not vet comments for accuracy or endorse links to posts in the comment section. The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the author of the comment.

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