First Impressions

Positive First Impressions

There are many reasons and many approaches to restructuring government and it seems there are just as many ways to refer to it. Words convey ideas and trigger reactions. The most positive characterization of restructuring government is shared services. 68% of state residents have a favorable impression of this description. About six in ten people in the state are open-minded about the phrases government consolidation and merged services. A majority gives a positive meaning to the word regionalism. Most state residents have a negative reaction to the idea of dissolving local governments.

For each of the following, please tell me if you give a positive or negative meaning to the word or phrase.

*Presents percentage reporting "Positive"

Striking a Balance Poll

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