Martha’s Vineyard residents are here for the outdoor lifestyle, rural character, beaches and coastline, and they stay for the sense of community on the Island. They are happy with their volunteer fire departments, their emergency services, their hospital and their police squads. They have high confidence in the Island conservation groups and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, and don’t worry too much about crime and safety. Those are just some of the bullet points of an extensive public opinion poll by Harris Interactive and the Vineyard Gazette. Read more results in our summary, In Gazette Poll of Island Residents, Coastal Erosion Tops List of Concerns.