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CSLI Fall 2013 Survey Almost 7:30 Democratic Club Nov. 1, 2013 Presentation by Dan Nataf, Ph.D. Director, Center for the Study of Local Issues www2.aacc.edu/csli.

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1 CSLI Fall 2013 Survey Almost 7:30 Democratic Club Nov. 1, 2013 Presentation by Dan Nataf, Ph.D. Director, Center for the Study of Local Issues www2.aacc.edu/csli

2 Center for the Study of Local Issues: Semi-annual survey Conducted each March and October Involves 70+/- students as telephone interviewers Contents: Benchmark questions on the economy, most important problem, right/wrong direction, and demographics Variable questions on current policy choices and major events

3 Plan – major topics Trends Right/wrong direction Most important problem facing residents Perceptions of the economy Economic circumstances Survey specific questions Sequestration and federal govt. shutdown County infrastructure priorities County performance dealing with major problems Mental health Presidential and Congressional job approval Trust in parties Party demographics

4 County: Right or Wrong Direction? Spring 99 to Fall 13

5 Right/Wrong Direction –County, State, Nation, Respondent LevelsDem.Rep.Unaffiliated Sp 13Fa 13Sp 13Fa 13Sp 13Fa 13 County State Nation

6 Most Important Problem: Fall 2007 to Fall 2013

7 Economic Conditions: (% excellent+good) County /Maryland/USA

8 Cost of living indicators

9 Other economic indicators

10 Health Care Inadequate, Applies 29%

11 Economic Conditions over the next 12 Months Fall 2013BetterSameWorse Unsure/NA Total Economic growth Unemployment Inflation Your personal financial situation

12 Sequestration and Shutdown

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14 County Infrastructure Priorities: High, Medium, Low HighMediumLowUnsure/NA Rebuilding or replacing the schools in your community Rebuilding or replacing the roads servicing your community Providing additional public transportation options to your community Rebuilding or replacing police or fire stations servicing your community Rebuilding or improving facilities at Anne Arundel Community College Providing additional recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay Rebuilding or replacing the police training academy Rebuilding or replacing the current computer and system used by the county Rebuilding or replacing your local library Rebuilding or replacing public parks used by your community

15 County Problems – Better, Same, Worse over Last Year ProblemGotten better Stayed about the same Gotten worse Unsure/ NA Improving the academic performance of our children Improving the environment Improving the overall quality of life in our County Improving ethics in government Controlling crime Planning growth and development Improving the efficiency of local government Improving the local economy Reducing poverty and homelessness Reducing traffic congestion Keeping taxes low Average

16 Mental Health Services 16% with experience (22% students) Description Agree Stds AgreeDisagreeNo knowledge No answer Services are accessible and easily available Services are affordable Services are high quality Providers are compassionate

17 Job Approval: Congress

18 Presidential job approval Fall 2007 to Fall 2013

19 Presidential Job Approval by Party Registration Fall 2009 to Fall 2013

20 Trust in Political Parties Spring 2008-Fall 2013

21 Trust in Parties by Ideology and Party Registration

22 Party Demographics: Ideology

23 Party Demographics: Race

24 Party Demographics: Income

25 Party Demographics: Gender

26 Party Demographics: Education

27 Party Demographics: Employment

28 Party Demographics: Religion

29 Democrats – Demographics, 40%


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