A NEW survey of city residents has found more than three quarters are unhappy with the state of the city's roads.

The figure in the annual household survey carried out by the city council is 7% higher than it was last year.

Neil Greig of the IAM motoring organisation believes the local authority now has to set targets in a bid to make improvements.

He said: "It is no surprised people are not impressed by the council's efforts to try to fix the roads because they are still seeing potholes and poor road services.

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"They need to have a target to meet if they want to drive up satisfaction."

The survey asked 1000 people across the city about their views on Glasgow and the services provided by the city council.

Virtually everyone questioned said they were satisfied with the city as a place to live.

Four out of five people are happy with street lighting, refuse collection and street cleaning but less happy with the condition of city pavements.

Secondary, primary and nursery schools continue to record high levels of satisfaction with eight out of 10 users saying they were either fairly or very satisfied.

Almost all users said they were satisfied with museums and galleries, libraries and sport and leisure centre.

But satisfaction with children's play parks has decreased by nine points to 63% with people living in the north east of the city considerably less happy than residents of the north west.

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Social work satisfaction levels have increased by six points to 65% in the past year with more people also happy with home care services.

More than 90% of people said they were satisfied with Glasgow as a place to live, a significant increase in satisfaction levels since the question was last asked more than a decade ago.

When asked what improvements they would like to see the most common responses were improved cleanliness, better road maintenance, less dog fouling, more facilities and things to do for children and better public transport.

Three quarters of people said they felt proud of their local area with 67% feeling part of the community in which they lived with almost everyone saying they would offer help to neighbours in the event of an emergency.

The majority of people in the survey said litter and chewing gum were the main problems in the city centre followed by fly posting, vandalism, graffiti, dog fouling and fly-tipping.

When asked what services their local areas needed they said more dog waste and litter bins, quicker removal of fly tipped items, more community enforcement officers and more street recycling facilities.

Almost two-thirds of people believe the city should do everything it can to get rid of prejudice and the majority agreed Glasgow and their local areas were places where people from different backgrounds get on well together.

A similar number said people in their neighbourhoods welcomed everyone, regardless of differences such as ethnicity or religion.