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TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2014) – The Sunshine State Survey, the most anticipated annual survey of Floridians on a wide range of issues facing one of the nation’s largest, most diverse and highly competitive states, will discuss the results of the 2014 survey that focus on health, race relations, elections and transportation during a teleconference on Tuesday.
Distinguished University Professor Susan MacManus of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences will hold a teleconference for the media at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, where she will discuss the survey results. The data of these issues will be released publicly at 9 a.m. on sunshinestatesurvey.org/results. Attached are the embargoed results for your review.
To participate in the teleconference, please call (813) 974-7700. The participant security code is 399450. Please record your name and the media outlet you are representing when prompted. MacManus will give an opening statement and then take questions. As a reminder, please mute your phone line until you have a question for MacManus.
This will be the fifth of six teleconferences featuring MacManus that will occur leading up to the gubernatorial debates in October.
Administered by the USF School of Public Affairs, and Nielsen, the Sunshine State Survey expanded its list of important questions in 2014 to allow for a more in-depth look at citizen opinions on a wider range of issues currently posing challenges to government, business and nonprofit leaders around the state.
The Sunshine State Survey serves as our state leaders’ report card. Conducted by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida and Nielsen, this survey has become a critical source of citizen opinions on key issues facing this rapidly changing state–soon to be the nation’s third largest. The series of questions asked annually since 2006 provides leaders and academics in the public, private and nonprofit sectors with much‐needed trend line data, while questions on newly‐emerging issues give leaders an invaluable baseline look at where a wide cross‐section of our state’s residents stand on them.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.