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1 Allocation of Tax Dollars TallahasseeVoices is a pro bono internet survey panel sponsored by Kerr & Downs Research. This survey was conducted in January of the 4,000+ panel members responded. Results were weighted to reflect the demographics of the 90%+ local residents who have access to the Internet at home, work, or school. Contact: Phillip Downs, Ph.D

2 Executive Summary Leon County residents are willing to be generous with their tax dollars IF City & County governments list which organizations receive taxpayer money and how much each receives. – 70% of taxpayers approve of City & County governments spending their tax dollars to help fund charitable organizations – 55% of taxpayers approve of City & County governments spending their tax dollars to help fund cultural, scientific, & artistic organizations 97% of citizens believe City & County governments should be required to publish a list of all organizations to which they allocate taxpayers’ dollars and show how much each organization received. 50% of citizens favor letting citizens “vote” on which organizations receive local tax dollars. 42% of citizens favor local government funding for the Brogan Museum of Art & Science; 41% oppose.

3 Do you favor or oppose letting citizens “vote” on which organizations and institutions receive local tax dollars?

4 Do you favor or oppose the Leon County Commission or the City of Tallahassee spending some of your tax dollars to support the Brogan Museum of Art & Science?

5 Do you favor or oppose the Leon County Commission or the City of Tallahassee spending some of your tax dollars to fund cultural, scientific, artistic, etc. organizations?

6 If City or County governments spend some of your tax dollars to fund cultural, scientific, arts, etc. organizations, should City and County governments be required to let citizens know which organizations are receiving local tax dollars and how much?

7 Do you favor or oppose the Leon County Commission or the City of Tallahassee spending some of your tax dollars to fund organizations that help those in need?

8 If City or County governments spend some of your tax dollars to fund organizations that help people in need, should City and County governments be required to let citizens know which organizations are receiving local tax dollars and how much each organization receives?


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