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The 2011 Louisiana Survey revealed a decrease in the number of residents who reported confidence that the future of the state was heading in the right direction. Other topics measured in the 2011 Survey included:

  • perceptions that budget cuts were harming the state, and resident opinions as to what should and should not be cut
  • opinions on the possibility tax cuts and raises
  • higher education, especially on consolidating colleges and universities in response to spending cuts
  • TOPS reform
  • healthcare
  • public confidence in local seafood quality
  • perceptions of ethics and corruption in state government
  • the evolving Louisiana media landscape