Most people prefer the rural life
MOST people – seven out of 10 – would prefer to live in the countryside rather than the town, according to a Gallup poll carried out for estate agent Strutt and Parker.
They would also prefer to live there if there were no obstacles to doing so – a preference endorsed by those already living there.
Some 87% of those living in the countryside said they preferred the higher quality of life.
But the survey also reveals that 50% of those surveyed think the countryside looks worse now than it did 50 years ago.
- Countryside still charms most, FWi, yesterday (24 March, 1999)
- Planners to keep building in town, FWi, yesterday (24 March, 1999)
- The Daily Telegraph 25/03/99 page 18