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The University of New Orleans Survey Research Center (SRC) conducted a live interviewer telephone survey of registered voters in Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish. These surveys are designed to provide an ongoing picture of how voters view local government services and the general quality of life. They highlight the problems that are of greatest concern to the voters, as well as areas of satisfaction in their parish. The series can also inform the public and officials about specific areas of perceived deterioration or improvement.


Much appreciation for Dr. John Kiefer’s support of this project and to the Political Science Foundation for funding this study. Thanks to Dr. Alla Rosca and Dr. Susan Howell for their insight and advice. Thanks also to my student assistant Alyssa Garofalo for her help in managing this project. Special thanks to Ernest Mackey. We are indebted to the students in the following classes for participating as interviewers: Dr. Chervenak’s Voters and Elections class and US Government and Politics class, Dr. Robert Worth’s Research Methods class, World Politics class, and US Government class, and Dr. Michael Pickering’s Politics of Developing Areas class and his Concepts in International Politics class. We would also like to thank Ross Gernon from the Office of Information Technology for his technical support on this project