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2008 Publications

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    When they’re not sleeping, working, or tending to other duties, Arizonans keep busy. From museum tours to farmer’s markets, softball to spiritual quests, they spend their personal time on a wide array of different activities, from high culture to casual pastime. And—little surprise here—they tend to like to do them outside.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 2
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Good jobs and good schools—few would disagree that these are essential elements of a secure and rewarding life. Both are also vital components of a healthy society: Good jobs create revenue to support quality schools, which in turn produce a superior workforce to fill those jobs. Based on survey panelists’ responses, most Arizonans seem to feel that they’re doing well on the employment front, but not quite so well concerning education.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 3
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Majorities of all panelists statewide named crime/public safety as among the chief indicators of “quality of life” and as among the top issues their officials should address. Nearly half said they thought crime was getting worse. But looking beneath these overall views reveals a pair of seeming paradoxes.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 4
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    While participants in the statewide Arizona Indicators Panel believe their quality of life is good, their outlooks show a lot of variety, for not everyone reports such positive views. Opinions differ significantly depending upon geographic location, racial/ethnic background, age, income, education, and other variables.

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    AZ Views Volume: 1 Issue: 5
    Author(s):
    Morrison Institute for Public Policy
    Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2008

    Arizonans think best of local hospitals and community parks among government and community services. And while they don’t think particularly well of government responsiveness, most panelists believe community-based programs can prevent social problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, high school drop outs, property crime, and child abuse.