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The 2010 Louisiana Survey found an increase in the number of residents who reported concern that the state was headed in the wrong direction. Education, the economy, and healthcare were rated as the most pressing state issues. Other topics assessed by the survey included:

  • perceptions on job prospects and personal financial outlook in various regions around the state
  • the politics and potential solutions of the budget shortfall
  • tax raises and tax cuts, especially opinions on tax increases for certain products such as alcohol and tobacco
  • improvements to higher education, including cost and value assessments
  • concern that budget cuts may harm the quality of higher education in the state
  • ethics reform and perceptions of corruption
  • primary education
  • the evolving structure of the media in Louisiana