How Residents in Five States View Fiscal Priorities for State Government
About the Report
These five states were chosen because each has faced unusually severe fiscal stress in the economic downturn, including some of the highest unemployment rates, biggest home foreclosure rates or largest state budget gaps in the country. They are diverse geographically and politically. Some other states are experiencing economic or budget problems of similar magnitude, and even greater in some cases, so this selection in no way implies these are the five hardest-hit states. At least 1,000 residents were interviewed in June 2010 in each of the five states.
To generate custom tables and charts using survey data from the five states, visit the PPIC website. Please note: the source for all data is Pew Center on the States and Public Policy Institute of California 2010.