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Fall 2006


The fall 2006 Louisiana Survey noted the beginning of a return to a "new normal" in public opinion following the devastation of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The number of residents who reported optimism that the state was heading in the right direction increased from 2005, but still did not equal pre-hurricane levels. In addition, the 2006 LA Survey explored:

  • the re-emergence of dominance for pre-Katrina concerns such as education, healthcare, and crime in the state
  • an increase in number of residents noting climate change as their number one concern for the future of the state
  • disconcerting trends on perceptions of crime, corruption, and quality of life in the state
  • grades for Baton Rouge as compared with the rest of the state on major issues such as education and the economy