This is the first in a four-part series about Columbia's choices, challenges and hopes on the eve of the city's April 6 elections.
TODAY: We asked people whether they are happy with Columbia.
ABOUT THE SURVEY
The random telephone survey cited was conducted in December by Columbia's Metromark Market Research at the request of The State newspaper.
The surveyors questioned 570 Columbia area residents. 363 of whom live within the city limits. Only the views of the city residents are reflected today. The 363 sample size has a statistically acceptable sampling error of no greater than plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
COMING UP ...
March 14: How did we get here?
March 21: What are we becoming? Are we ready?
March 28: What are our concerns, our fears, going forward?