Longitidinal Tracking of Core Issues Facing Los Angelenos
LABarometer surveys are fielded to the LABarometer Panel on a biannual basis to monitor social and economic conditions in Los Angeles County.
From 2019 to 2022, LABarometer survey waves comprised four surveys, fielded three to six months apart. The surveys covered the following topics: Livability, Mobility, Sustainability & Resilience, and Affordability & Prosperity. In 2022, LABarometer moved to a biannual survey frequency and these four surveys were combined and reduced in size to the following two surveys:
Links to our survey data and documentation are included under Data. For a comprehensive and harmonized longitudinal data file of our completed LABarometer survey waves, see Longitudinal Data. For individual survey datasets, see Individual Survey Data.
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- The LABarometer survey on Livability & Affordability survey tracks neighborhood livability and affordability stress in Los Angeles County, guided by the principle that a livable neighborhood is in one in which residents feel happy, healthy, safe, socially connected, and have access to affordable goods, services, and amenities. The survey covers the following topics: life satisfaction, stress, housing quality and plans, neighborhood satisfaction, crime and safety, social engagement, as well as the accessibility and affordability of four key resources in Los Angeles County – housing, healthcare, food, and education. The survey also includes LABarometer’s consumer sentiment index, a set of six questions designed to monitor individual finances and the economy.
- The LABarometer survey on Mobility & Sustainability tracks environmental sustainability, transportation behavior, and community resilience in Los Angeles County, inspired by efforts to reduce automobile congestion, minimize environmental impacts, and increase the county’s resilience to climate change. The survey covers a number of topics, including heat and pollution exposure, natural disaster preparedness, pro-environmental behavior, transportation sentiment, transportation access and behavior, and the steps Los Angeles County residents may take to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The survey also includes LABarometer’s consumer sentiment index, a set of six questions designed to monitor individual finances and the economy.
- In addition to these four issues of focus, all LABarometer surveys include our Consumer Sentiment Index, a set of six questions designed to track optimism about personal finances and the economy. Lastly, and as needed, space is allocated for miscellaneous, time-sensitive, or follow-up questions.