The Citizen - Page 51

P a g e | 51 Government and Civic Participation Now thinking about leadership in the community. In general, how much confidence would you say you have in local leaders to effectively address local problems? Would you say you are very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident? Very confident 8.8% Somewhat confident 51.1% Not very confident 22.7% Not at all confident 13.3% DON’T KNOW 3.8% REFUSED 0.3% Now thinking about local elected governmental leaders in the community (IF NEEDED: CITY ALDERMAN, CITY TREASURER, MAYOR). In general, how much confidence would you say you have in local elected leaders to effectively address local problems? Would you say you are very confident, somewhat confident, not very confident, or not at all confident? Very confident 7.6% Somewhat confident 51.3% Not very confident 24.6% Not at all confident 12.7% DON’T KNOW 3.2% REFUSED 0.6% And do you think Sangamon County has strong or weak leaders? Strong leaders 40.6% Weak leaders 35.9% DON’T KNOW 20.7% REFUSED 2.7% And do you think everyone in your community is treated equally, in other words, does everyone get a “fair shake?” YES 41.5% NO 54.5% DON’T KNOW 4% REFUSED 0.1% Recently local leaders have been discussing the possibility of local governments combining local services? Do you support or oppose the combining of local services among local governments? Support 50.8% Oppose 32.6% DON’T KNOW 15.2% REFUSED 1.4% Recently local leaders have been discussing the possibility of local governments consolidating local services? Do you support or oppose the consolidating of local services among local governments? Support 44.9% Oppose 30% DON’T KNOW 23.5% REFUSED 1.6% Are you currently registered to vote? YES 88.3% NO 11.3% DON’T KNOW 0% REFUSED 0.4% Did you happen to remember to vote in the most recent election (IF NEEDED: THIS CAN BE EITHER THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THE 2014 STATEWIDE ELECTION, OR THE 2015 CITY/COUNTY ELECTIONS)? YES 68.1% NO 31.2% DON’T KNOW 0.1% REFUSED 0.6% Could you please tell me the location of your polling place? Able to name place 82.5% Unable to name place 10.5% DON’T KNOW 5.0% REFUSED 2.0% And finally, can you please tell me the name of either your County Board member, village board member, or alderman that currently represents you? Able to name person 38.9% Unable to name person 47.2% DON’T KNOW 12.6% REFUSED 1.3%