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Questionnaire Results

Lori Quillen

on 5 May 2010

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Results of the 2009 Community Questionnaire Methodology

1. What do you like most about the Chattanooga region?
2. Imagine the best possible chattanooga region. Describe it.
3. What challenges must be addressed?
4. What actions, big or small, can you take to help? Purpose Not a scientific survey Broad participation Pulse of the community Questions STAND Center for Applied Social Research Ochs Center distribution and collection
demographics data entry
coding data analysis
comparison with other data sources Over 300,000 individual responses!! Who Responded? Broad themes Response by question RESULTS Where We STAND Numbers Demographics Location 26,263 respondents
about 60% provided demgraphic info Top Zip Codes
37421: East Brainerd 2,217
37343: Hixson 1,592
37405: North Chatt 1,279
37404: Highland Park 1,003 What we know about these themes. Natural Beauty Downtown People Respondents appreciate the natural beauty of the region and want to protect it. Respondents from all over the region appreciate the downtown area. They want downtown development to continue, but have concerns about panhandling and parking. Respondents believed that the people of this region are one of its most important assets - and their top concerns were related to human capital. Education
Crime Places: Natural Places: Man Made People Education Work and Economy Play Government 11: Environment (General)
12: Scenic Beauty
13: Location
14: Weather/Climate
15: Cleanliness/Pollution/Noise
16: Conservation/Carbon Footprint
17: Size
18: Green Issues/Sustainability
19: Trees
110: Land Conservation
111: Wildlife 220: Infrastructure
21: Buildings
22: Downtown
23: Public Transportation
24: Roads/Highways
25: Biking Issues
26: Construction
27: Sidewalks/Walkability
28: Parking
29: Sprawl/Growth/Development
210: Pet Issues
211: Housing
212: Affordable Housing
213: Neighborhood Revitalization
215: Green Building
216: Neighborhood
217: Air Travel
219: Atmosphere 31: People: General
32: People: Family
33: Safety/Security
34: Friends/Family Connections
35: Health: Substance Abuse
37: Health: Teen Pregnancy
38: Health: Obesity
39: Health: Underage Drinking/Smoking
310: Health: Health Care
330: Health: General
311: Crime: General
312: Crime: Drunk Driving
313: Crime: Gangs
332: Crime: Drugs
314: Crime: Violence
315: Crime: Prostitution
316: Crime: Vandalism/Grafitti
317: Elderly Issues
318: Community Involvement
319: Churches/Religion/Faith
320: Diverisity and Multi-Culturalism
333: Racial/Ethnic Issues
334: Sex/Gender Issues
335: Disability Issues
336: Political Affilitation
324: Opportunities
325: Poverty
326: Homelessness and Panhandling
327: Volunteering/Community Service
328: Philanthropy
329: Communication
337: Quality of Life
41: Economy: General
43: Business Environment
44: Economic Development
45: Cost of Living
46: Jobs: General
47: Jobs: Equal Opportunity
48: Jobs: Training
49: Jobs: Teens
410: Workplace
411: Food Economy
412: Volkswagen
414: Small/Local Business
415: Personal Finance
416: Young Professionals 51: Government
52: Policy
53: Public Services: Police/Public Safety
54: Public Services: Recycling
55: Public Services: Trash/Waste
56: Public Services: Library
57: Public Services: Animal Shelter
58: Public Services: Other
59: Taxes
510: Civic Engagement/Voting
511: Elected Officials
512: Spending/Fiscal Responsibility
513: Citizenship
514: Annexation 71: Parks
72: Arts: Public Art and Visual Art
73: Arts: Music and Concerts
74: Arts: Theater
75: Arts: General/Other
76: Arts: Venues
77: Outdoor Actitivities
78: Attractions
79: Nightlife
710: Festivals and Events
711: Sports
712: Activities for Teens
713: Restaurants/Hotels
714: Entertainment
715: Familty/Children Actitivies
716: Shopping/Retail 61: Private Education
62: College
615: Continuing Education
63: Public Education: K-12
64: Public Education: Funding
65: Public Education: Administration
66: Public Education: Teacher Quality
67: Public Education: Class Size
68: Public Education: Curriculum
69: Public Education: General
610: Public Education: Facilities
611: Public Education: Zoning
612: Public Education: Inequality
613: Public vs. Private: Inequality
614: Education: Opportunities Coding Rubric State of Chattanooga Region Report Survey of 1,000 Residents of Hamilton County Education Jobs Crime Educational attainment of workforce most important factor in determining economic success
Annual earnings gap between college and high school graduates now $24,000 on average

Edward Glaeser, "The Dream of a Human Capital Agenda":

"As the share of adults in a metro area with college degrees increases by 10%, the wages of a worker with a fixed education level increase by 8%. Area level education also seems to increase the production of innovations and speed economic growth.
Likelihood of arrest and incarceration is directly related to education and employment
DOJ: 41% of inmates lacked a high school degree compared to 18% of adults nationally
Employment opportunities can help to reduce recidivism rates 24% 22% % of total responses to Q1 related to scenic beauty, parks or outdoor activities % of responses related to pollution, roads/highways,
public transportation or growth and development 17.3% 14.1% 10.5% WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
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