10 things Houstonians care most about in 2020, according to the latest Kinder survey by Rice University

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Downtown Houston views (Will Pryce)

Traffic, the economy, crime, and flooding are among Houstonians top concerns, according to the latest Kinder survey by Rice University’s Institute for Urban Research.

Since 1982, the survey has been used to track Houston-area residents’ shifts in public perception.

Results are based on interviews with more than 47,000 residents.

The following list is unranked and does not reflect an order of priority.

Here are the top things the survey revealed:

1. Economy

Before the coronavirus pandemic caused an economic shutdown and severely lessened the demand for oil and gas, 69 percent of respondents gave positive ratings to job opportunities in the Houston area.

Now, Houstonians are concerned about economic challenges in the months ahead, the survey said.

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