Note to Forbes: Ask Real, Live People to Confirm Your Survey Results
A month or so ago, I blogged about Forbes magazine naming San Francisco as the best city in America for singles. I sent that out to a bunch of my single friends here in the city and the article was roundly (and predictably) mocked. The question many of us posed as the time was, “Did they actually ASK anyone who lives here about this”?
Well, the call has been answered! Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle has a piece up about the Forbes survey and the reactions to it by S.F. residents. Needless to say, the views of the people interviewed in the Chron’s story jive with the experiences of a lot of the folks in my social circle.
I hate to reference my own work, but I’ll link again to my piece of a few years ago on this topic. I think it aligns fairly well with what’s in the Chronicle article.