by Gordon S. Black
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute
November 18, 2004
The topics discussed with residents included their preferences in the Presidential and Senate contests, views about state spending and taxes, health care, and their views of public officials and people in a diverse set of occupations. The objectives of this wave of WPRI's ongoing research program continue to be measurement of residents' attitudes on emerging and topical issues and to track change in attitudes on selected topics over time. As was found in earlier surveys, attitudes on some issues have changed very little since the last wave. On other issues, there have been significant changes in attitudes and concerns.