If elected officials aren’t listening to voters, the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies provides an annual survey of citizen opinions on a number of issues. Now in its 28th year, the Illinois Policy Survey seeks to provide systematic and representative information on public attitudes, values and expectations.
The latest survey finds citizens most concerned about state spending followed by unemployment and corruption in government. “Satisfaction with the way things are going” continued the downward trend since 2001 and sharp drop in 2008.
Regarding the income tax increase enacted in 2011, 58 percent of citizens feel the personal tax increase should be repealed while 38 percent feel the corporate income tax increase should be lowered. To view the complete report, visit the NIU Center for Governmental Studies’ website.
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. District Office 815-748-3494 or E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org