ISUE Needs Assessment 2005
Completes and Partials
Report created on: 9/23/2005 1:55 PM

The table below shows the results from comparing

Question 1: Type of User and Question 2: 30 statements on a rating scale.

ISU Extension provides training and education to help make communities better places to live and work. On a scale from 1 to 5 tell us how USEFUL training and education in the following areas would be to improve your community. There are 30 statements to review:

1. Improve the productivity of businesses in my community.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30871845679536
Not at all useful 8947
2.5%
18
2.7%
23
4.3%
2291173
9.4%
71
10.5%
45
8.4%
3879512
27.8%
210
30.9%
149
27.8%
41068674
36.5%
224
33%
162
30.2%
Very Useful 760439
23.8%
156
23%
157
29.3%

2. Increase the number of jobs by helping businesses to expand.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30821841677537
Not at all useful 10566
3.6%
22
3.2%
15
2.8%
2314220
12%
62
9.2%
31
5.8%
3768510
27.7%
153
22.6%
96
17.9%
4965569
30.9%
214
31.6%
177
33%
Very Useful 930476
25.9%
226
33.4%
218
40.6%

3. Improve the skills and abilities of local workers.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30951844686539
Not at all useful 6032
1.7%
14
2%
12
2.2%
2240152
8.2%
56
8.2%
30
5.6%
3696446
24.2%
149
21.7%
97
18%
41157702
38.1%
266
38.8%
183
34%
Very Useful 942512
27.8%
201
29.3%
217
40.3%

4. Improve nutrition for all Iowans.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total31141864687537
Not at all useful 5730
1.6%
11
1.6%
14
2.6%
2182105
5.6%
44
6.4%
30
5.6%
3582343
18.4%
132
19.2%
101
18.8%
41090668
35.8%
246
35.8%
173
32.2%
Very Useful 1203718
38.5%
254
37%
219
40.8%

5. Improve the health of all Iowans.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total31141860690538
Not at all useful 5428
1.5%
12
1.7%
12
2.2%
2157103
5.5%
35
5.1%
18
3.3%
3611375
20.2%
134
19.4%
95
17.7%
41072682
36.7%
234
33.9%
153
28.4%
Very Useful 1220672
36.1%
275
39.9%
260
48.3%

6. Improve food safety practices.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total31041861683534
Not at all useful 4825
1.3%
8
1.2%
14
2.6%
2185107
5.7%
43
6.3%
30
5.6%
3695395
21.2%
159
23.3%
137
25.7%
41125693
37.2%
256
37.5%
169
31.6%
Very Useful 1051641
34.4%
217
31.8%
184
34.5%

7. Strengthen parenting skills.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total31121863687536
Not at all useful 6643
2.3%
9
1.3%
11
2.1%
2147102
5.5%
24
3.5%
19
3.5%
3482298
16%
115
16.7%
66
12.3%
4983631
33.9%
204
29.7%
142
26.5%
Very Useful 1434789
42.4%
335
48.8%
298
55.6%

8. Improve the availability of quality child care.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30781843674535
Not at all useful 9764
3.5%
12
1.8%
17
3.2%
2215137
7.4%
52
7.7%
26
4.9%
3614410
22.2%
126
18.7%
74
13.8%
4950597
32.4%
205
30.4%
142
26.5%
Very Useful 1202635
34.5%
279
41.4%
276
51.6%

9. Improve the quality of care for frail elderly family members.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30661827682532
Not at all useful 9464
3.5%
17
2.5%
10
1.9%
2214147
8%
45
6.6%
21
3.9%
3699490
26.8%
131
19.2%
73
13.7%
4986586
32.1%
230
33.7%
164
30.8%
Very Useful 1073540
29.6%
259
38%
264
49.6%

10. Strengthen money management skills for all Iowans.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30911846686535
Not at all useful 6541
2.2%
11
1.6%
12
2.2%
2191122
6.6%
39
5.7%
29
5.4%
3714423
22.9%
165
24.1%
121
22.6%
41106685
37.1%
239
34.8%
176
32.9%
Very Useful 1015575
31.1%
232
33.8%
197
36.8%

11. Support families struggling with poverty.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30641824681534
Not at all useful 10769
3.8%
17
2.5%
18
3.4%
2282193
10.6%
59
8.7%
29
5.4%
3716475
26%
144
21.1%
91
17%
4917555
30.4%
216
31.7%
142
26.6%
Very Useful 1042532
29.2%
245
36%
254
47.6%

12. Help families, who have moved here from other cultures, to become successful.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30541816681532
Not at all useful 15493
5.1%
32
4.7%
27
5.1%
2371256
14.1%
70
10.3%
45
8.5%
3846510
28.1%
198
29.1%
131
24.6%
4940554
30.5%
216
31.7%
166
31.2%
Very Useful 743403
22.2%
165
24.2%
163
30.6%

13. Create new opportunities for the current and future generation of farmers.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30721836678532
Not at all useful 5133
1.8%
9
1.3%
8
1.5%
213274
4%
31
4.6%
27
5.1%
3512290
15.8%
117
17.3%
101
19%
41059644
35.1%
233
34.4%
176
33.1%
Very Useful 1318795
43.3%
288
42.5%
220
41.4%

14. Strengthen agricultural production and processing to boost Iowa s economy.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30881848681533
Not at all useful 4929
1.6%
6
0.9%
13
2.4%
213280
4.3%
33
4.8%
19
3.6%
3514279
15.1%
115
16.9%
116
21.8%
41032633
34.3%
221
32.5%
170
31.9%
Very Useful 1361827
44.8%
306
44.9%
215
40.3%

15. Develop new products that add value to agricultural commodities.
 TotalWhich of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current userPast userNever used Extension services
Total30501825673526
Not at all useful 6443
2.4%
8
1.2%
12
2.3%
2158103
5.6%
30
4.5%
25
4.8%
3546312
17.1%
117
17.4%
112
21.3%
41002605
33.2%
222
33%
167
31.7%
Very Useful 1280762
41.8%
296
44%
210
39.9%


16. Help rural communities understand how they can grow and prosper.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3066 1834 675 530
Not at all useful 62 36
2%
9
1.3%
16
3%
2 141 79
4.3%
31
4.6%
28
5.3%
3 557 326
17.8%
136
20.1%
91
17.2%
4 1050 644
35.1%
227
33.6%
171
32.3%
Very Useful 1256 749
40.8%
272
40.3%
224
42.3%

17. Support quality of life through horticulture and natural resource conservation.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3082 1846 681 529
Not at all useful 41 22
1.2%
9
1.3%
9
1.7%
2 158 93
5%
34
5%
28
5.3%
3 650 364
19.7%
138
20.3%
140
26.5%
4 1125 678
36.7%
259
38%
183
34.6%
Very Useful 1108 689
37.3%
241
35.4%
169
31.9%

18. Help communities use practices that improve air and water quality.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3065 1835 675 529
Not at all useful 59 37
2%
11
1.6%
10
1.9%
2 162 98
5.3%
43
6.4%
20
3.8%
3 660 396
21.6%
145
21.5%
112
21.2%
4 1086 673
36.7%
220
32.6%
186
35.2%
Very Useful 1098 631
34.4%
256
37.9%
201
38%

19. Involve youth and adults as active partners in decisions that affect our community.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3067 1836 676 529
Not at all useful 59 32
1.7%
10
1.5%
16
3%
2 144 84
4.6%
33
4.9%
26
4.9%
3 549 336
18.3%
111
16.4%
96
18.1%
4 1127 694
37.8%
259
38.3%
170
32.1%
Very Useful 1188 690
37.6%
263
38.9%
221
41.8%

20. Expand after school opportunities for our youth.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3065 1836 673 530
Not at all useful 98 58
3.2%
22
3.3%
16
3%
2 223 147
8%
44
6.5%
31
5.8%
3 644 408
22.2%
135
20.1%
97
18.3%
4 981 631
34.4%
198
29.4%
145
27.4%
Very Useful 1119 592
32.2%
274
40.7%
241
45.5%

21. Increase support for youth programs that provide youth development opportunities in our community.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3072 1838 679 530
Not at all useful 72 44
2.4%
13
1.9%
14
2.6%
2 129 73
4%
34
5%
20
3.8%
3 580 350
19%
128
18.9%
98
18.5%
4 1043 653
35.5%
225
33.1%
161
30.4%
Very Useful 1248 718
39.1%
279
41.1%
237
44.7%

22. Help youth develop leadership, citizenship, and other life skills.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3073 1836 679 532
Not at all useful 58 28
1.5%
12
1.8%
17
3.2%
2 95 48
2.6%
23
3.4%
22
4.1%
3 435 247
13.5%
103
15.2%
81
15.2%
4 1041 654
35.6%
226
33.3%
155
29.1%
Very Useful 1444 859
46.8%
315
46.4%
257
48.3%

23. Provide distance education opportunities for adults.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3049 1816 682 525
Not at all useful 50 27
1.5%
12
1.8%
10
1.9%
2 168 101
5.6%
35
5.1%
31
5.9%
3 725 423
23.3%
169
24.8%
124
23.6%
4 1169 715
39.4%
265
38.9%
183
34.9%
Very Useful 937 550
30.3%
201
29.5%
177
33.7%

24. Encourage college-educated young adults to live and work in Iowa.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3052 1831 675 520
Not at all useful 75 47
2.6%
15
2.2%
12
2.3%
2 187 121
6.6%
35
5.2%
30
5.8%
3 594 363
19.8%
131
19.4%
93
17.9%
4 982 612
33.4%
211
31.3%
154
29.6%
Very Useful 1214 688
37.6%
283
41.9%
231
44.4%

25. Use the Internet to provide information and education to Iowans.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3056 1832 673 525
Not at all useful 42 22
1.2%
7
1%
10
1.9%
2 115 65
3.5%
25
3.7%
23
4.4%
3 604 344
18.8%
136
20.2%
119
22.7%
4 1077 632
34.5%
256
38%
184
35%
Very Useful 1218 769
42%
249
37%
189
36%

26. Assist community leaders to develop and carry out plans to build their communities.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3043 1820 670 526
Not at all useful 70 41
2.3%
8
1.2%
19
3.6%
2 202 126
6.9%
38
5.7%
36
6.8%
3 699 417
22.9%
164
24.5%
113
21.5%
4 1132 700
38.5%
249
37.2%
178
33.8%
Very Useful 940 536
29.5%
211
31.5%
180
34.2%

27. Help community leaders use research to build their local economy.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3034 1818 666 524
Not at all useful 66 41
2.3%
7
1.1%
16
3.1%
2 204 119
6.5%
46
6.9%
37
7.1%
3 708 433
23.8%
155
23.3%
114
21.8%
4 1124 702
38.6%
249
37.4%
166
31.7%
Very Useful 932 523
28.8%
209
31.4%
191
36.5%

28. Provide training opportunities to develop new community leaders.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3045 1818 675 524
Not at all useful 83 44
2.4%
13
1.9%
24
4.6%
2 207 131
7.2%
43
6.4%
30
5.7%
3 711 419
23%
170
25.2%
117
22.3%
4 1111 692
38.1%
233
34.5%
180
34.4%
Very Useful 933 532
29.3%
216
32%
173
33%

29. Assist local government and businesses with land use decisions.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3025 1806 668 524
Not at all useful 82 51
2.8%
10
1.5%
19
3.6%
2 265 163
9%
60
9%
41
7.8%
3 843 495
27.4%
176
26.3%
164
31.3%
4 1023 642
35.5%
220
32.9%
154
29.4%
Very Useful 812 455
25.2%
202
30.2%
146
27.9%

30. Assist local government to be more efficient and effective.
  Total Which of the following best describes your use of Iowa State University Extension? (Select one):
Current user Past user Never used Extension services
Total 3035 1812 670 526
Not at all useful 104 61
3.4%
19
2.8%
22
4.2%
2 259 174
9.6%
53
7.9%
30
5.7%
3 842 548
30.2%
180
26.9%
110
20.9%
4 921 551
30.4%
192
28.7%
167
31.7%
Very Useful 909 478
26.4%
226
33.7%
197
37.5%

End of data

September 23, 2005

 

 


Copyright ©1999-  MarketTools, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No portion of this site may be copied without the express written consent of MarketTools, Inc. Trademark Notice