Louisiana State University’s Public Policy Research Lab (PPRL) is a research center dedicated to high quality, state-of-the-art data collection and analytics, with a special emphasis on survey research. For more than 15 years we have advanced both practical and scholarly research while playing a leadership role in public policy development at the state and national level. We serve government agencies, non-profit organizations, business and industry, as well as academic researchers.Learn More
The 2018 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, reveals many signs that the people of Louisiana are disillusioned with the state’s politics. The call for elected leaders to compromise with those they disagree with is on the rise, but few state residents believe their leaders will actually work together. Pessimism about the state is also on the rise as the share of residents saying the state is heading in the wrong direction increased by ten percentage points since last year. At the same time, few state residents trust state government or the political wisdom of their fellow Louisianans.
This is the first in a series of six releases on results from the 2018 Louisiana Survey.See More Projects
“The results from the Louisiana Survey should provide state leaders with an invaluable resource – and used wisely- should help advance the rebuilding process.”
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