funnelcloud.jpgLike a wave of fog seeping into our very pores, negativity and a generally sardonic outlook are apparently intrinsic to SFians’ very beings. At least, that’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

USF’s Leo T. McCarthy Center recently conducted a random telephone survey on the public’s attitudes towards SF’s economy, government, schools and other institutions. The results? Grim and wary!

Conspiracy theorists might rejoice as SFians proved to be 6% more likely than other Bay Area residents to allege that our local government is “run by a few big interests”. Almost half of us (45%) compared to the regional 39% potentially believe that PG&E and Comcast are slowly taking over the City.

County supervisors got the least amount of encouragement with a full 28.3% of residents showing little to no confidence in them. However, interim Mayor Ed Lee had 37% of those polled backing him with “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence, news sure to thrill people like that guy sitting in front of Rainbow.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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