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AZ Views

Briefings Reveal Diverse Opinions
Among Arizonans

New survey data from the statewide Arizona Indicators Panel of residents chosen to represent all Arizonans, reveal a population with diverse opinions who frequently differ in their outlooks along income, educational, and other lines. This data is reported in AZ Views a new series linked to Arizona Indicators project. These briefings reveal surprising insights into how Arizonans see a range of issues impacting their lives:

Issue 1: How Do Arizonans Spend Their Personal Time?
Arizonans like to keep busy. From museum tours to farmer’s markets, softball to spiritual quests, they spend their personal time on a wide array of activities. And—little surprise here—they tend to like to do them outside.

Issue 2: Arizonans Like Their Jobs but Question Their Schools
Jobs and schools are vital components of a healthy Arizona. Based on panelists’ responses, most Arizonans feel that they’re doing well on the employment front, but not quite so well concerning education.

Issue 3: What Do Arizonans Think About Crime, Safety, and Trust?
Most survey respondents named crime and public safety as among the top issues their officials should address, and nearly half said they thought crime was getting worse. Yet, despite strong concerns about crime, most respondents also said that their own neighborhoods are relatively safe places, and that they felt safe walking alone at night.

Issue 4: Arizonans Like Their Lives, But Worry Too
Survey results reveal that quality of life in Arizona is perhaps still high, but a shaky economy strikes at the basis of our sense of well-being.

Issue 5: Arizonans Criticize Government, But Know They Need It
Arizonans think best of local hospitals and community parks among a group of government and community services. And while they didn’t think particularly well of the responsiveness of local governments’ to their concerns, most panelists believe that good community-based programs can prevent significant social problems such as drug and alcohol addition, high school drop outs, property crime, and child abuse.

For more on Arizona Indicators, visit www.ArizonaIndicators.org
Arizona Indicators is a supported by Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona State University, The Arizona Republic, Valley of the Sun United Way, and Arizona Department of Commerce.

 


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