What Are You Thinking?

The Gallup Arizona Poll, in 2009, captured a realistic and contemporary picture of what citizens think about life in Arizona communities and what they want for the future. The Gallup Arizona Poll is more than a snapshot in time, it helps us understand many of the beliefs and values shared by the people who live here.

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What Arizona is Thinking

Select the questions below to view the results from the statewide Gallup Arizona Poll.

GALLUP ARIZONA POLL QUESTIONS:

How satisfied are you with the city or area where you live as a place to live?

How likely are you to recommend the city or area where you live to a friend or associate as a place to live?

I am proud to say I live in your city or area.

Your city or area is the perfect place for people like me.

Your city or area has a good reputation to outsiders or visitors who do not live here.

What do you think is the most important problem facing the city or area where you live today?

If you had the choice of where to live, would you rather...

In the next 12 months, are you likely or unlikely to move away from the city or area where you live?

How would you compare the city or area where you live as a place to live today, compared with two years ago?

In five years from now, how do you think the city or area where you live will be as a place to live compared to today?


HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE FOLLOWING IN THE CITY OR AREA WHERE YOU LIVE?

A. The availability of outdoor parks, playgrounds, and trails.

B. The beauty or physical setting.

C. The highway and freeway system.

D. The availability of affordable housing.

E. The availability of job opportunities.

F. The overall quality of public schools in your community.

G. The overall quality of the colleges and universities.

H. Having a vibrant nightlife with restaurants, clubs, bars, etc.

I. Being a good place to meet people and make friends.

J. The city or area where you live as a place to raise children.

K. The availability and accessibility of quality healthcare.

L. The leadership of the elected officials in the city or area where you live.

M. How much people in your city or area care about each other.

N. The availability of cultural opportunities, such as theater, museums, and music.


HOW GOOD IS YOUR COMMUNITY FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE?

A. Young, talented college graduates looking to enter the job market.

B. Immigrants from other countries.

C. Racial and ethnic minorities.

D. Families with young children.

E. Gay and lesbian people.

F. Senior citizens.

G. Creative people, such as artists and inventors.

How would you rate economic conditions in the city or area where you live today?

Do you think that economic conditions in your city or area, as a whole, are getting better or getting worse?

What is your employment status?

Could you tell me the general category of work you do in your primary job?

Is your primary job with the government, a private company, a non-profit organization, or are you self-employed?

How many minutes, on average, is your daily commute to work (one-way)?

How satisfied are you with your job, that is, the work you do?

Based on what you know or have seen, would you say that, in general, your company or employer is...

How strongly do you agree or disagree that your job provides you with the income needed to support your family?

How strongly do you agree or disagree that now is a good time to find a job in this city or area?


WHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF AGREEMENT WITH EACH OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS?

A. In my community I am treated with respect at all times.

B. I felt well-rested yesterday.

C. I felt a high level of stress yesterday.

D. I learned or did something interesting yesterday.

What would you say is the main source of this stress?

Are you planning to start your own business in the next 12 months, or not?

Does the government make paperwork and permits easy enough for anyone who wants to start a business, or not?

Can people trust the government to allow their business to make a lot of money?

If starting a business in the area where you live, can people feel confident that they will easily find hardworking and qualified employees?

Are you registered to vote?

How much do you agree or disagree with the statement that the leaders in my community represent my interests?


IN THE CITY OR AREA WHERE YOU LIVE, ARE YOU SATISFIED OR DISSATISFIED WITH...

A. Efforts to address issues of poverty.

B. Efforts to preserve the environment.

C. Efforts to increase the number and quality of jobs.

D. Efforts to reduce crime.

How safe you feel walking alone at night within a mile of your home?

How would you rate the level of crime in your community?

Have you, yourself, done any of the following in the last 12 months? A. Performed local volunteer work for any organization or group.

Have you, yourself, done any of the following in the last 12 months? B. Attended a local public meeting in which local issues were discussed.

Have you, yourself, done any of the following in the last 12 months? C. Voted in the local election.

Have you, yourself, done any of the following in the last 12 months? D. Worked with other residents to make change in the local community.

Have you, yourself, done any of the following in the last 12 months? E. Attended live theater, a concert, an art museum, gallery, or other cultural activity.

How many formal or informal groups or clubs do you belong to, in your area, that meet at least monthly?

How many of your close friends live in your community?

How much of your family lives in this area?

How often do you talk to or visit with your immediate neighbors?

Will the next generation of Americans have a better standard of living than you have today, about the same or worse?

For you and your family, is the American Dream more about stability or opportunity?


AS ARIZONA LEADERS DEVELOP INITIATIVES TO MOVE ARIZONA FORWARD, HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING INITIATIVES TO THE FUTURE OF THE STATE?

A. Help Arizona students prepare for the jobs of the future.

B. Make healthcare more available and affordable.

C. Increase the number of good paying jobs in Arizona.

D. Build the infrastructure that Arizona needs for the future.

E. Help Arizona become more energy independent.

What would be the best use of your tax dollars to help Arizona students prepare for the jobs of the future?

What would be the best use of your tax dollars to make healthcare more available and more affordable?

What would be the best use of your tax dollars and/or private sector funding to increase the number of good paying jobs in Arizona?

What would be the best use of your tax dollars and/or private sector funding to build the infrastructure Arizona needs for the future?

What would be the best use of your tax dollars, private sector funding and consumer price increases to help Arizona become more energy independent?

Suppose individual taxes were going to be increased to fund one of the following goals. Which goal would you be most willing to support through an increase in your taxes?

Which one of the following traits is the most important quality in an elected official?



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