Research - JULY 20, 2017

Analysis reveals the cities most concerned with aging infrastructure

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Roads, bridges and energy are the most cited by U.S. residents as infrastructure concerns, according to analysis conducted by QSR International in its U.S. Infrastructure Sentiment & Concerns report.

The analysis was conducted to determine which cities and major-metropolitan areas are most concerned about infrastructure, and which specific issues are causing the most concern. The findings are the result of a two-month examination of nearly 10,500 tweets discussing the topic from more than 4,000 Twitter users. Research software developer QSR International conducted the analysis.

According to the findings, the following are the top 10 cities expressing concern over infrastructure needs, as well as the specific issues most cited from those cities:

1 Atlanta Roads and Bridges
2 Washington, D.C. Roads and Bridges/Infrastructure Plan
3 New York City/Tri-State Area Infrastructure Plan
4 San Francisco Bay Area Infrastructure Plan/Energy and the Power Grid
5 Boston Energy and the Power Grid
6 Denver Energy and the Power Grid
7 San Diego Area Infrastructure Plan/Dams
8 Los Angeles Infrastructure Plan
9 Indianapolis Roads and Bridges/Transportation
10 Philadelphia Roads and Bridges/Energy and The Power Grid

Infrastructure in the United States has been in decline for decades, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) annual Infrastructure Report Card. In the group’s most recent report card, nearly all categories examined earned a C grade or lower.

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