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The 2009 Louisiana Survey demonstrated a continued decline in resident confidence in the economic prospects of the state. In addition to measuring concerns and opinions about the budget shortfall and tax situation in the state, the 2009 Survey focused on:

  • attitudes towards higher education, especially in light of state budget cuts
  • attitudes towards the benefits and availability of quality Pre-K education
  • opinions on creationism as a subject to be taught in public schools
  • perceptions of the outlook for personal finances
  • perceptions of state and national business conditions
  • effectiveness of LA government in attracting and encouraging businesses
  • healthcare
  • tax increases and tax cuts