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The Public’s Perceptions and Experiences with the Economy in Anne Arundel County. By Dan Nataf , Ph.D. Director, Center for the Study of Local Issues Anne Arundel Community College Feb. 8, 2012 www2.aacc.edu/csli. Overview of Survey Process.

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The public s perceptions and experiences with the economy in anne arundel county

The Public’s Perceptions and Experiences with the Economy in Anne Arundel County

By Dan Nataf, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the Study of Local Issues

Anne Arundel Community College

Feb. 8, 2012

www2.aacc.edu/csli


Overview of survey process

Overview of Survey Process

  • CSLI – Part of Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service at Anne Arundel Community College

  • Operating since 1978

  • Mission: Provide students opportunities for engaged learning, community outreach

  • Main activity – public interest surveys

    • Respondents randomly chosen from universe of listed telephone numbers combined with computer generated numbers

    • Typical sample size: 400-900 respondents; students introduced to survey methods, used as interviewers, review findings

    • Topics – wide ranging, economy, transportation, land use/growth, taxes/spending, schools…

      • Last survey – Oct. 10-13, 2011 – focus of most of this presentation

      • 487completed surveys

      • Press releases available online.

  • since 1978

  • www2.aacc.edu/csli


    Polling results for aa county

    Polling Results for AA County


    Aa county polling results most important problem fall 06 to fall 11

    AA County Polling Results: Most Important Problem - Fall '06 to Fall '11


    Aa county polling results rate the economy

    AA County Polling Results: Rate the Economy

    Percentage saying “excellent” or “good” since March 2009


    Economy excellent or good aa county vs usa county looks around 35 better

    Economy Excellent or Good: AA County vs. USA – County looks around 35% better


    General economic conditions saying applies

    General economic conditions – % saying ‘applies’


    Economic costs inflation saying applies

    Economic costs, inflation: % saying ‘applies’


    Economic conditions found job got income increase county residents vs aacc students

    Economic conditions: Found job, got income increaseCounty residents vs. AACC students


    Influences on perceptions of economic conditions by circumstances

    Influences on Perceptions of Economic Conditions by Circumstances

    Percentage saying “Excellent/Good” for County, State, USA by Variance from Overall Percentage by: Low income, received an increase in income lately, possibility of losing job, found job lately


    Increased income improves outcomes more than finding a job

    Increased income improves outcomes…more than finding a job

    Percentage citing a condition applies vs. average

    Lower is “better”


    Higher income fewer economic problems

    Higher income=fewer economic problems

    Percentage citing a condition applies vs. average

    Lower is “better”

    Lower income=0 to $75k; higher income=more than $75k


    Consumer confidence county vs students

    Consumer confidence: County vs. students


    Inflation as key indicator of overall pessimism

    Inflation as key indicator of overall pessimism…


    Perceptions of md and aac dealing with economic downturn county vs students

    Perceptions of MD and AAC dealing with economic downturn: County vs. students


    The public s perceptions and experiences with the economy in anne arundel county

    State and County Issues

    Spring 2011


    The public s perceptions and experiences with the economy in anne arundel county

    Support for Proposals meant to Replenish

    Maryland’s Transportation Trust Fund

    Fall 2011


    Presidential job approval

    Presidential job approval


    Obama s job approval by party registration

    Obama’s Job Approval by Party Registration


    Trust in political parties spring 2009 to fall 2011

    Trust in Political Parties – Spring 2009 to Fall 2011


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