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2018 Idaho Public Policy Survey

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The Third Annual Idaho Public Policy Survey was conducted December 2-7, 2017 and surveyed 1000 adults currently living in the state of Idaho. The survey sample was designed to be representative of all regions of the state. The results illuminate new and ongoing public priorities as well as sentiment about the direction of the state and its economy. Respondents were asked about their attitudes concerning several key policy issues, including taxes, health care, education, and workforce development. GS Strategy Group, a Boise-based polling firm, administered the survey on behalf of the School of Public Service. Statewide results have a margin of error of +/-  3.1%.

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Idaho Public Policy Survey
Specifications: Conducted Dec. 2-7, 2017
N = 1,000 Idaho Adults.
Margin of Error: +/-  3.1%

Release Presentation

“Although education and the economy continue to top the list of public priorities, concern about both health care and taxes is growing. The results of this year’s survey provide strong support for action on an affordable Idaho plan for health insurance, while also underscoring the importance of raising awareness about career training opportunities.” – Justin Vaughn, Report Author

“The School of Public Service was created in 2015 to prepare students for lives and careers of ethical effective public service and to serve as an objective and unbiased resource for decision makers throughout Idaho. We think that rigorous public opinion research can be a useful tool for discerning the policy preferences and priorities.” – Corey Cook, Dean of the School of Public Service

To request the topline data and full tab book for any survey, email School of Public Service Survey Research Director Dr. Matthew May at: