Neighborhood Satisfaction

Neighborhood Satisfaction
Perkins‚ Florin & Rich‚ 1990
Adapted by Houston Community Demonstration Project‚ 1993
1. I am satisfied with this block as a place to live.
2. Compared to other blocks in this area‚ my block is a good place to live.
3. In the past year‚ the general conditions on my block have gotten worse.
4. In the next year‚ the general conditions on my block will probably get better.
  • Neighborhood
  • Satisfaction 
This instrument can be found on page 355 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
Agree=3‚ Disagree=1‚ No opinion=1
Point values for all responses are summed and then divided by the total number of items. Blank items are not counted in the number of responses. Higher scores indicate higher levels of respondent satisfaction with their block as a place to live and their expectations about the future for their block.

Perkins DD‚ Florin P‚ Rich RC‚ Wandersman A‚ Chavis DM. Participation and the social and physical environment of residential blocks: crime and community context. American Journal of Community Psychology 1990;18(1):83-115.

Houston Community Demonstration Project. Houston‚ TX: City of Houston Health and Human Services Department‚ 1993.