County Residents Satisfied with Services

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
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Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
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March 22, 2007

Independent Study Shows Most Fairfax County Residents Satisfied With Services, Quality of Life 

An independent study released today shows that most Fairfax County residents are satisfied with county services and believe the county is headed in the right direction.

“A Tale of Two Suburbs: A Case Study Comparing Governance, Taxes and Local Services on Long Island and in Northern Virginia,” was published by the Rauch Foundation, which focuses on the quality of life in Long Island. In this study, Long Island government and services were compared with Fairfax County and Loudoun County.

According to the study:

  • Three out of four Fairfax County residents say things are going in the right direction.
  • 89 percent of Fairfax County residents were satisfied with the quality of local services.
  • 91 percent of Northern Virginia residents rate their counties (Fairfax or Loudoun) as good places to live.
  • 79 percent of Northern Virginia residents have a favorable opinion of their county government.
  • Nearly two out of three Northern Virginia residents are satisfied with the value of their property taxes in terms of what they receive in local services.

“This independent study validates our way of governance as effective and efficient,” said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly. “Our residents expect a high-quality, high-performing organization and we are delivering.”

More information about this study can be found at


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