ERIC Number: ED212449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Logan County's Needs and Opportunities: An Evaluation by Residents. Illinois Agricultural Economics Staff Paper No. 81 S-20.
van Es, J. C.; Schneider, Judy B.
The Logan County (Illinois) Community Resource Development Council, assisted by sociologists and graduate students from the University of Illinois, designed an attitudinal survey which was administered to a random sample of 700 Logan County adults to ascertain the support of the residents for Council activities and to learn from the residents what they perceived to be the needs and opportunities in the County. The resultant sample was comprised of 340 adults. Survey results indicated that almost all households had at least one member who was employed and that most of the jobs which Logan County residents held were in the County or in close proximity to it. Almost all respondents felt that additional jobs were needed and that industry and tourism should be increased. Generally, the adults were fairly well satisfied with the services available in the County. Least satisfactory to the respondents were full-time job opportunities, housing for senior citizens, and counseling programs for youth. Most of the adults sought entertainment activities in Lincoln and a majority also purchased most items from a selected list in Lincoln, indicating that Lincoln is an important central commercial district for the county. Appendices contain an interview schedule and additional information from the interview schedule. (CM)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Community Satisfaction, Community Services, Community Surveys, Consumer Economics, Data Collection, Economic Development, Employment Opportunities, Local Government, Needs Assessment, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Recreational Activities, Rural Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Authoring Institution: Logan County Cooperative Extension Service, Lincoln, IL.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.
Identifiers: Illinois (Logan County)
Note: For a related document, see RC 013 184.