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More than 75 percent of African Americans rate their health as good, very good or excellent. But 1-in-4 rate their health as fair or poor compared to about 1-in-5 residents of other races who give their health the lowest ratings. Read about it.

More residents overall support Marcellus Shale drilling than oppose it by a margin of 45 percent to 25 percent, with the rest in neither camp. Read about it.

1,800 residents, 32 counties, 4 states: A distillation of the findings of the Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey. Read about it.

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Our neighbors in Ohio and West Virginia lead the region in classical music attendance. Read about it.

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Air quality in the Pittsburgh Region has dramatically improved over the past 60 years, but concerns still exist about less visible types of pollution, specifically particulate matter and ozone. These pollutants are caused by both local emission sources and by sources in upwind states.

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Air quality index maps from the Environmental Protection Agency are updated hourly.

Additional Reading

Of Two Minds

Read why the region's concerns over gas drilling have tempered their support in PittsburghTODAY's annual report, Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2013.