1. Springfield residents more optimistic on city's future, less worried about crime, Western...

    Springfield residents more optimistic on city's future, less worried about crime, Western...

    Residents have a more favorable opinion of the city's quality of life, economic outlook and public safety than they did eight years ago, according to new findings from the Western New England University Polling Institute. And the optimism for Springfield's economy was highest among residents who listed themselves as supporters of the MGM Springfield casino project, said Tim Vercellotti, director of the polling institute and a professor of political science at Western New England University.

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    1. The data show that a growing percentage of residents view Springfield in positive terms, and they are optimistic about the city's economic future.
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