ERIC Number: ED232752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Major Problems and Economic Outlook of Anne Arundel County Residents--Results of a Telephone Survey Conducted between May 16-June 2, 1983.
Anne Arundel Community Coll., Arnold, MD. Center for the Study of Local Issues.
In spring 1983, a telephone survey was conducted by the Center for the Study of Local Issues (CSLI) at Anne Arundel Community College to determine public perceptions of Anne Arundel County, to assess the economic potential of distributing study results, to test CSLI procedures for gathering data by telephone, and to train CSLI student interns in telephone survey methodology. County residents were asked to identify the most important problem facing the area and to respond to questions about their economic outlook. The sample of 300 completed surveys was weighted to bring it into line with county age and sex distributions. Selected findings included the following: (1) 54% of the sample felt that Anne Arundel County residents faced some major problem at the current time, with taxes being identified most frequently, followed by county growth/crowding, sewage problems, and crime; (2) 54% of the respondents felt they would be better off financially in the next year, while 35.9% felt their financial situation would not improve; (3) 67.3% expected the economy to improve within the next year or so; and (4) 39.3% indicated that "now is the time to buy things that you want and need," while 33.1% felt "it is a good time to wait" on purchases. The study report breaks down responses by sex, age, race, personal income, education, and occupation. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Anne Arundel Community Coll., Arnold, MD. Center for the Study of Local Issues.
Identifiers: Maryland (Anne Arundel County)