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Overall Direction and Key Issues State’s Direction…

60 51.3 50

More than half (51.3%) of Georgians think that the state is moving in the Right Direction, with 33.9% indicating that the state is moving in the Wrong Direction.

40

33.9

30 20

14.8

10 0

Right Direction

Wrong Direction

Did Not Know/ Did Not Respond

Most Important Issue… The most important issues facing the state are Jobs (37.9%), Education (23.7%) and Health Care (14.1%). Residents from the middle part of the state report the highest concern with Jobs (40.7%) and Education (35.4%). Men report a greater concern with Jobs (45.4%) as do women (32.5%). Women also report great concern with Education (27.7%). AfricanAmericans also rank Racism (12.7%) higher, while Hispanics report Racism (14.5%), Immigration (10.5%) and Health Care (23.9%) as key issues.

40

37.9

35 30 23.7

25 20

14.1

15 10

4.3

5 0

Jobs

5.5

Education Health Immigration Crime Care

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4.5

Racism

Most Important Issue…

South

50

Middle 40.4 40.7 38.5

40

North

35.4

34.4

Metro Atlanta 30 23.5 19.8

19.5

20

21.5

13

10

14.9 11.9

5.7 3.8

5.3

1.6 1.8

0

Jobs

50

Education

Health Care

11.1 5.2

4.6

3.8

3.9

2.8

1.1

Immigration

Crime

Racism

45.4 Men

40 32.5

Women 27.7

30

18

20

16.4 11

10

6.6 2.7

0

Jobs

50

Education

Health Care

Immigration

7.4 4.2

5.6

Crime

3.1

Racism

White

46.3 40.7

African-American

40 33.8

Hispanic 28.5

30

23.9 20

15.7

15.9 10.3

10

0

4.6 Jobs

Education

Health Care

12.7

10.5

10.2 2

Immigration

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14.5

4.9 4.7 0 Crime

.9 Racism

THE OLD GOVERNOR’S MANSION, GEORGIA COLLEGE

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ATLANTA SKYLINE

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