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Divided Detroit: City vs. Suburbs

The latest Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University Detroit poll highlights the sharp differences in experience and outlook between city and suburb.

Detroit's city dwellers have a generally more negative take on their neighborhoods and city services, but are more optimistic than suburbanites about the future. Charts highlighting these differences are below.

The Post's full coverage of the poll can be found here, and check out the Kaiser Family Foundation's new analysis of the data here.

Q. Considering everything, are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of the Detroit area?

City

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Suburbs

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Q. Do you think the quality of ... is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?

a. Your local hospitals and health agencies
b. Police protection in your neighborhood
c. The public schools in your neighborhood

(% saying each is "excellent" or "very good")

City

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Suburbs

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By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 6, 2010; 6:13 PM ET
Categories:  Detroit  
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