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Traffic Still Biggest Bay Area Concern

For the seventh year in a row, a poll says traffic is the worst problem facing the Bay Area.

That´s not much of a surprise. What is surprising is that terrorism has dropped off the list entirely.

Field Research interviewed 600 area residents for the Bay Area Council — and 32 percent said traffic is their worst problem. Last year, 14 percent said they were worried about terrorism. This year — it´s not even on the list.

Sunne McPeak is chief executive of the council. She says people are more worried about things that impact their daily lives.

Second on the list for 20 percent of those interviewed is the economy. Third, with 12 percent, is housing.

The rest of the list is unemployment with eight percent; crime, with six percent, and schools, overcrowding and homelessness, with five percent each.