The best way to understand how Arizonans view their community and our state — and what they want for the future — is to ask them. Understanding the voice of Arizonans through trusted data is the basis on which we build an agenda for Arizona's future and create The Arizona We Want.
The Arizona Voters’ Agenda builds on Center for the Future of Arizona’s longstanding survey research efforts to identify what matters most to Arizonans across a broad range of critical issues, provide data to guide policy and action, and mobilize communities and leaders to build The Arizona We Want.
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Shared Public Values are defined as issues on which at least 70% or more of Arizonans agree according to our latest Gallup Arizona Survey — regardless of geography, income, education level, political party affiliation, race or ethnicity.
CFA’s most recent and widely known Gallup Arizona Survey, which illuminates the long-term goals of Arizonans and their shared priorities for the next decade, found that Arizonans agree on more than they disagree and identified seven Shared Public Values and over 40 actions on which Arizonans agree are needed to create The Arizona We Want.
The Gallup survey also highlighted the gap between what Arizonans say matters most to them and the actions and political rhetoric of elected leaders and candidates for office. In this election year, CFA wanted to put the voices of likely Arizona voters in the forefront and ask: “What do Arizona’s likely voters consider the most important issues facing our state, and what do they want candidates to address as they compete for their votes in this election?” –which became the basis of the Arizona Voters’ Agenda initiative.
There is much common ground among voters across the political spectrum: voters agree on more than they disagree about the important issues facing Arizona and where solutions can be found. It provides an opportunity for both candidates and the media to reframe the discussion around topics that a majority of Arizonans believe in. These are common beliefs that can unite the electorate – instead of dividing it. Together we can create The Arizona We Want.