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The 2003 Louisiana Survey was the first in the series designed to establish benchmarks and assess progress and regressions in citizen assessments of state government services. In its inaugural report, the Louisiana Survey explored:

  • perceptions on the most important problem facing the state
  • evaluations of state performance, including comparisons between LA and other southeast state
  • evaluations of personal, state, and national economic conditions
  • taxes and spending
  • Issues facing the state, such as open primaries and coastal preservation and restoration
  • media use and attention to politics
  • Louisiana public schools and education reform
  • economic development and healthcare