The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) public opinion survey, developed in partnership with Idaho Policy Institute (IPI), was conducted April 28 through May 5, 2022 and surveyed 600 adults who live in Ada County, Idaho. The sample is representative of the county’s population both geographically and demographically. Survey responses were collected by cell phone (50%), landline phone (33%) and online via email (17%). The survey addressed a variety of issues including road safety, road quality, traffic congestion, and spending priorities. Respondents were selected via a simple random sampling method with a margin of error of +/- 4%. The survey was conducted by GS Strategy Group.
A majority of respondents (58%) approve of ACHD’s performance in regard to planning, designing, and managing efficient traffic flow and traffic safety throughout Ada County.
Nearly half of respondents (48%) rate the quality of roads as excellent or good, while only 10% rated it as poor. The safety of roads receive similar marks (50% to 7%).
Among various priorities, respondents’ most popular choice for increasing safety is roadway expansion (39%), followed by intersection improvements (21%).
59% of respondents indicate they trust ACHD to spend taxpayer dollars wisely.
Fry, Vanessa; Osterhout, Gabe; and Kim, Cheong, "Ada County Highway District Public Opinion Survey 2022" (2022). Idaho Policy Institute Reports. 71.