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Economy

Economy a year from now…

Georgians believe that a year from now the state’s economy will be in about the Same Condition (42.5%); will be better (35.7%); will get Worse (17.1%). Almost a fourth (22.7%), express Strong Dissatisfaction with the economic development efforts taking place in their area. Just 12.3 % express Strong Satisfaction. Among all Racial/Ethnic groups, AfricanAmericans report the greatest level of overall Dissatisfaction with such efforts (64.0%).

50 42.5 40

35.7

30

20

17.1

10 4.6 0

Worse

About the Same

Better

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Economic Development Efforts… 35

31.6 28.1

30 25

22.7

20 15

12.3

10 5.3 5 0

Very Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Somewhat Dissatified

Very Dissatisfied

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Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Economic Development Efforts… 60

White

52.6

AfricanAmerican

50 40

Hispanic

35.5 32.1 27

30

28.5

26.9

23.9

20.6 20

15.6

13.3 10

7.9

6.9

7.2 2.1

0

Very Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Somewhat Dissatified

Very Dissatisfied

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Regarding the use of public funds to support professional stadium facilities (new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons/Atlanta Braves), 76.2% of respondents oppose such action, while 19.0% support this type of public investment.

Public Funding for Professional Stadiums… 80

76.2

70 60 50 40 30 20

19

10 0

4.8 Yes

No

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

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0

Savannah Port Deepening… Georgians are in support (56.3%) of the Savannah Port deepening project. 60

56.3

50 40 30

24 19.7

20 10 0

Yes

No

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

SAVANNAH

2014 Georgia’s State of the State Poll | 11

STARR'S MILL, A HISTORIC LANDMARK NEAR ATLANTA

2014 Georgia’s State of the State Poll | 12


State of the State Poll: Economy 9-12