To ‘Burque or not to ‘Burque: Locals weigh in on city nickname

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How do people from Albuquerque feel about the term ‘Burque’? 

Well…they’re pretty divided.

According to a Quality of Life survey commissioned by the city, 35 percent of Albuquerque citizens feel neutral about “Burque,” which many feel represents city pride.

Twenty-eight percent feel favorable and 28 percent, unfavorable.

The name was less popular in the Northeast Heights, and most popular in the North Valley, downtown and westside.

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