Survey shows ‘San Fran’ still used regularly amongst more than half of Americans

Bay Area residents have been tired of hearing San Francisco referred to as “San Fran” for a long time.

But according to a recent survey, the nickname is still popular, with more than half of Americans reporting that they use it.

The survey is the fourth annual San Francisco Naming Day survey, started by local PR firm Bospar to celebrate the city’s naming on Jan. 30, 1847.

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