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The Policy Survey attempts to identify public policy issues that are of concern to Idaho citizens. This report is the primary vehicle for dissemination of public policy concerns to the State Legislature, state agencies, and to the public at large.

Since its inception in 1990, a set of questions referred to as "core questions" have been asked each year. Responses to these core questions on the: quality of life in Idaho; problems facing Idaho; perceptions, trust and confidence in government and taxing entities; and perceptions on funding-levels for programs and services-are important indicators of changes in attitudes and opinions of the citizens of Idaho.

This year the State Department of Parks and Recreation, the State Division of Vocational Education, and BSU's Department of Public Policy and Administration sponsored questions that were of interest to each respective organization. Also this year, two additional questions asked Idaho citizens their source of information and influence on their opinions on public policy concerns.