Keys to D.C.’s Confidence: Housing Market, Transience

July 29, 2011  |  

(Washington City Paper) — A few days ago, we took note of the oddity of D.C’s high consumer confidence relative to suburban dwellers, as reflected in a survey done by Clarus Research for the Greater Washington Board of Trade. For an explanation, I called up the Center for Regional Analysis’ Lisa Sturtevant—heir apparent to this guy—who had some thoughts on the data.  First of all, there might be some problems with the data, Sturtevant says. 800 people is an okay sample size, generally speaking, but if only a few hundred of them came from the District, it’s hard to come to any concrete conclusions.

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