I came across this 400-person poll conducted by New York Magazine on the streets of Rome, Beirut, Tokyo, and NYC. There wasn’t a story included with the individual polls, but according to a little disclaimer at the top of the document, the people from New York Mag went around polling 100 people in only certain areas of these 4 cities to find out their opinions regarding the “state of the universe.
They picked Hamra (you guessed it!) to represent Beirut. And although Hamra isn’t representative of the whole city (yes, I will be the first to admit to that fact!), it sure is nice to see Beirut up there alongside Rome, Tokyo, and NYC.
The results of the 4 polls were presented in pictograph form. I cut out the parts relating to Beirut..However, I really recommend reading what the respondents from the other cities had to say about “the state of the universe.” All in all (and despite the fact that they only polled 100 people in each city) the results are pretty interesting. Check out the entire poll here. Click on the below images to ENLARGE.
So, after reading through the questions and their answers..what are your thoughts? Do you think the poll was flawed by only questioning people in Hamra? Or do you think that the results reflect the general sentiment of the entire city?