A majority of Long Island residents say they have trouble making monthly rent or mortgage payments and may move to an area with lower housing costs and property taxes, according to a new poll.
The Rauch Foundation poll said 56 percent of those surveyed said they were likely to move in the next five years in 2005, up from 45 percent in 2004. Fifty-four percent of Long Islanders reported difficulty making monthly rent or mortgage payments in 2005, up from 47 percent in 2004, the poll found.
Some 1,215 Long Island residents were interviewed by telephone between June 7 and August 1 for the poll, part of the foundation’s Long Island Index reports on public policy issues. The survey, released Thursday, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
The full text of the Long Island Index report can be found here: