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1 Public ne Arundel County: Greater Severna Park Council – Presentation of CSLI Survey Findings for Spring 2009 April 14, 2009 Dan Nataf, PhD Director, Center for the Study of Local Issues Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Parkway, Careers 132 Arnold, MD 21012 (410) 777-2733 [email protected] www2.aacc.edu/ csli
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  • 1 Public ne Arundel County: Greater Severna Park Council Presentation of CSLI Survey Findings for Spring 2009 April 14, 2009 Dan Nataf, PhD Director, Center for the Study of Local Issues Anne Arundel Community College 101 College Parkway, Careers 132 Arnold, MD 21012 (410) 777-2733 [email protected] www2.aacc.edu/csli
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  • 2 GSPC Presentation April 14, 2009 The Center for the Study of Local Issues: Overview CSLI Part of Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service 1978-79 30 th Anniversary Mission: Provide students opportunities for engaged learning, community outreach Main activity: Public interest and client surveys/research
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  • 3 GSPC Presentation April 14, 2009 The Center for the Study of Local Issues: Overview Semi-annual Surveys: Conducted each March and October latest was March 9-12; students used as interviewers Universe: Respondents randomly chosen from universe of listed telephone numbers within Anne Arundel County combined with randomly generated numbers Typical sample size: 400-900 respondents; Spring sample: 625 Margin of error: 4% Topics: Each survey includes demographic and attitude/behavior questions, including such themes as: Economic conditions Gender Growth/Development Party Transportation Income Economic conditions Education Education Religion Tax/spending preferences Race Policy preferences Employment Visit CSLIs web site for previous surveys (www2.aacc.edu/csli)
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  • 4 GSPC Presentation April 14, 2009 Main Issues for Today County Right/wrong direction Most important problem Economic conditions Local issues Development, slots, spending priorities for local government State issues Death penalty, text messaging National politics
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  • AA County: Right/Wrong Direction
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  • Findings Most Important Problem GrowthEducation
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  • The economyrate economic conditions Perceptions of County, State and National Economies
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  • The economycompare AAC/USA
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  • The economydoes this apply?
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  • Confidence in federal govt.
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  • County Issues: Turbines, Sprinklers, Furloughs, Fee
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  • County Issues General Development Plan The county is currently revising its General Development Plan, which provides guidance for future growth in the county. Do you agree or disagree with the following?
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  • County Budget County Budget : Increase, Reduce or Keep County Spending Unchanged ServiceIncreaseReduceKeep same Increase- Reduce Dont know Public Schools58635+522 Police53541+471 Fire46250+442 The community college41649+354 Seniors services39752+323 Roads391051+291 Social Services351645+194 Health Department341346+216 Environmental Oversight 311847+134 Libraries26864+182 Parks and Recreation221759+53 Planning and Zoning132949-169
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  • County Budget: County Budget: Increase, Reduce or Keep County Spending Unchanged - % Saying Increase
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  • County (and State) Budget: Cut services or raise taxes?
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  • Slots: Location preference - Mall vs. Track Arundel Mills Laurel Race Track Against Slots Other No Answer
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  • State Issues: Alcohol Tax, Texting, Death Penalty State Issues: Alcohol Tax, Texting, Death Penalty
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  • State Issues: By Age State Issues: By Age
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  • National Issues: National Issues: Presidential job approval Bush Obama
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  • Presidential Job Approval by Party Obama Bush
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  • Bipartisanship: Who is trying, worthy goal?