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The 2007 Louisiana Survey was the first to note the beginnings of a shift from the intense rebuilding focus that had characterized the state since hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the southern regions of the state. Instead, focus shifted to ongoing issues both affected by the hurricanes and independent from them in the state in general, such as:

  • majority of Louisianans expressed the opinion that the state was heading in the wrong direction
  • relocation, voting, and issues for displaced Louisianans
  • ethics reform
  • attitudes towards insurance companies and insurance reform
  • uses for the Louisiana budget surplus