LSU scholars will present the 2016 Louisiana Survey results, which offer a snapshot of public opinion on policy problems facing the state, such as finances, higher education and social issues, at a Monday meeting of the Acadiana Press Club in Lafayette.
Michael Henderson, research director for LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab, will present the annual survey’s findings, which are part of a long-running series sponsored by the university’s Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs.
“The survey is a barometer of public sentiment, including assessments of whether the state is heading in the right direction or wrong direction, perceptions about the most important problems facing the state, as well as evaluations of public revenue sources and spending priorities,” an Acadiana Press Club news release says.
Along with tracking the state’s outlook on fiscal issues, this year’s survey gauged opinion on social issues like same-sex marriage, religious freedom laws, abortion, gun policies and Confederate monuments.
Surveyors interviewed a sample of 1,001 Louisiana residents by phone from Feb. 1-26.
The public forum begins at noon and lasts until 1 p.m. at The Daily Advertiser’s community room at 1100 Bertrand Drive. A light lunch will be served.
Acadiana Press Club hosts Newsmaker Forums on the third Monday of each month. The events are open to the general public. Membership is open to all.