ISUE Needs Assessment 2005
Completes and Partials
Report created on: 9/23/2005 2:22 PM

The table below shows the results from comparing the following selected questions.
Question 5 (Age Group) + Question 2 items 1-30 (rating scale)
Question 5: In which age group are you?
Question 2: 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.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3087581094071616643201
Not at all useful 892
3.4%
1
0.9%
13
3.2%
49
3%
11
1.7%
8
4%
22914
6.9%
21
19.3%
39
9.6%
151
9.3%
61
9.5%
8
4%
387914
24.1%
34
31.2%
136
33.4%
437
27%
182
28.3%
58
28.9%
4106826
44.8%
40
36.7%
122
30%
584
36.1%
213
33.1%
71
35.3%
Very Useful 76012
20.7%
13
11.9%
97
23.8%
395
24.4%
176
27.4%
56
27.9%

2. Increase the number of jobs by helping businesses to expand.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3082581094081613640200
Not at all useful 1052
3.4%
0
0%
15
3.7%
55
3.4%
24
3.8%
6
3%
23145
8.6%
11
10.1%
36
8.8%
177
11%
58
9.1%
17
8.5%
376817
29.3%
31
28.4%
103
25.2%
393
24.4%
160
25%
53
26.5%
496521
36.2%
44
40.4%
129
31.6%
490
30.4%
198
30.9%
65
32.5%
Very Useful 93013
22.4%
23
21.1%
125
30.6%
498
30.9%
200
31.2%
59
29.5%

3. Improve the skills and abilities of local workers.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3095581094071625645202
Not at all useful 603
5.2%
0
0%
3
0.7%
36
2.2%
8
1.2%
6
3%
22406
10.3%
4
3.7%
27
6.6%
124
7.6%
59
9.1%
17
8.4%
369617
29.3%
30
27.5%
80
19.7%
367
22.6%
143
22.2%
47
23.3%
4115717
29.3%
47
43.1%
169
41.5%
604
37.2%
237
36.7%
64
31.7%
Very Useful 94215
25.9%
28
25.7%
128
31.4%
494
30.4%
198
30.7%
68
33.7%

4. Improve nutrition for all Iowans.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3114581094121632646208
Not at all useful 572
3.4%
1
0.9%
6
1.5%
33
2%
7
1.1%
6
2.9%
21824
6.9%
6
5.5%
29
7%
94
5.8%
35
5.4%
11
5.3%
358213
22.4%
17
15.6%
73
17.7%
319
19.5%
122
18.9%
29
13.9%
4109014
24.1%
48
44%
142
34.5%
587
36%
211
32.7%
70
33.7%
Very Useful 120325
43.1%
37
33.9%
162
39.3%
599
36.7%
271
42%
92
44.2%

5. Improve the health of all Iowans.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3114581084121636644207
Not at all useful 542
3.4%
0
0%
5
1.2%
28
1.7%
11
1.7%
6
2.9%
21575
8.6%
5
4.6%
16
3.9%
87
5.3%
30
4.7%
10
4.8%
361112
20.7%
20
18.5%
83
20.1%
320
19.6%
136
21.1%
33
15.9%
4107213
22.4%
43
39.8%
143
34.7%
587
35.9%
199
30.9%
67
32.4%
Very Useful 122026
44.8%
40
37%
165
40%
614
37.5%
268
41.6%
91
44%

6. Improve food safety practices.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3104581094071634645204
Not at all useful 483
5.2%
1
0.9%
6
1.5%
21
1.3%
11
1.7%
4
2%
21852
3.4%
5
4.6%
27
6.6%
103
6.3%
35
5.4%
10
4.9%
36957
12.1%
31
28.4%
105
25.8%
367
22.5%
133
20.6%
45
22.1%
4112517
29.3%
43
39.4%
147
36.1%
614
37.6%
216
33.5%
69
33.8%
Very Useful 105129
50%
29
26.6%
122
30%
529
32.4%
250
38.8%
76
37.3%

7. Strengthen parenting skills.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3112581094101627652207
Not at all useful 663
5.2%
0
0%
8
2%
35
2.2%
12
1.8%
5
2.4%
21473
5.2%
4
3.7%
18
4.4%
73
4.5%
34
5.2%
13
6.3%
348213
22.4%
24
22%
55
13.4%
246
15.1%
108
16.6%
33
15.9%
498318
31%
35
32.1%
120
29.3%
526
32.3%
200
30.7%
65
31.4%
Very Useful 143421
36.2%
46
42.2%
209
51%
747
45.9%
298
45.7%
91
44%

8. Improve the availability of quality child care.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3078581074081609644204
Not at all useful 972
3.4%
0
0%
6
1.5%
56
3.5%
23
3.6%
7
3.4%
22151
1.7%
4
3.7%
28
6.9%
113
7%
45
7%
19
9.3%
361420
34.5%
27
25.2%
64
15.7%
326
20.3%
134
20.8%
37
18.1%
495013
22.4%
39
36.4%
110
27%
494
30.7%
205
31.8%
75
36.8%
Very Useful 120222
37.9%
37
34.6%
200
49%
620
38.5%
237
36.8%
66
32.4%

9. Improve the quality of care for frail elderly family members.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3066581064051610640202
Not at all useful 942
3.4%
0
0%
9
2.2%
57
3.5%
17
2.7%
7
3.5%
22142
3.4%
10
9.4%
27
6.7%
107
6.6%
46
7.2%
19
9.4%
369918
31%
32
30.2%
100
24.7%
357
22.2%
152
23.8%
34
16.8%
498619
32.8%
27
25.5%
127
31.4%
536
33.3%
191
29.8%
72
35.6%
Very Useful 107317
29.3%
37
34.9%
142
35.1%
553
34.3%
234
36.6%
70
34.7%

10. Strengthen money management skills for all Iowans.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3091581084011624650204
Not at all useful 652
3.4%
1
0.9%
9
2.2%
31
1.9%
14
2.2%
6
2.9%
21915
8.6%
8
7.4%
19
4.7%
99
6.1%
44
6.8%
11
5.4%
371411
19%
30
27.8%
88
21.9%
364
22.4%
160
24.6%
54
26.5%
4110624
41.4%
30
27.8%
142
35.4%
602
37.1%
225
34.6%
63
30.9%
Very Useful 101516
27.6%
39
36.1%
143
35.7%
528
32.5%
207
31.8%
70
34.3%

11. Support families struggling with poverty.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3064571074071612635201
Not at all useful 1074
7%
1
0.9%
7
1.7%
62
3.8%
22
3.5%
10
5%
22825
8.8%
10
9.3%
32
7.9%
152
9.4%
60
9.4%
18
9%
37169
15.8%
28
26.2%
84
20.6%
392
24.3%
147
23.1%
46
22.9%
491720
35.1%
31
29%
115
28.3%
481
29.8%
192
30.2%
64
31.8%
Very Useful 104219
33.3%
37
34.6%
169
41.5%
525
32.6%
214
33.7%
63
31.3%

12. Help families, who have moved here from other cultures, to become successful.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3054551084041607636201
Not at all useful 1544
7.3%
2
1.9%
20
5%
88
5.5%
27
4.2%
11
5.5%
23713
5.5%
18
16.7%
37
9.2%
218
13.6%
72
11.3%
22
10.9%
384611
20%
29
26.9%
122
30.2%
447
27.8%
175
27.5%
49
24.4%
494025
45.5%
32
29.6%
115
28.5%
495
30.8%
189
29.7%
68
33.8%
Very Useful 74312
21.8%
27
25%
110
27.2%
359
22.3%
173
27.2%
51
25.4%

13. Create new opportunities for the current and future generation of farmers.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3072581084031612644204
Not at all useful 513
5.2%
2
1.9%
5
1.2%
29
1.8%
7
1.1%
3
1.5%
21321
1.7%
2
1.9%
19
4.7%
68
4.2%
30
4.7%
10
4.9%
351210
17.2%
16
14.8%
71
17.6%
263
16.3%
110
17.1%
36
17.6%
4105919
32.8%
41
38%
131
32.5%
563
34.9%
222
34.5%
72
35.3%
Very Useful 131825
43.1%
47
43.5%
177
43.9%
689
42.7%
275
42.7%
83
40.7%

14. Strengthen agricultural production and processing to boost Iowa s economy.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3088571084041623647206
Not at all useful 492
3.5%
1
0.9%
5
1.2%
25
1.5%
11
1.7%
3
1.5%
21323
5.3%
5
4.6%
23
5.7%
70
4.3%
21
3.2%
8
3.9%
35149
15.8%
23
21.3%
77
19.1%
268
16.5%
93
14.4%
40
19.4%
4103217
29.8%
41
38%
124
30.7%
540
33.3%
235
36.3%
61
29.6%
Very Useful 136126
45.6%
38
35.2%
175
43.3%
720
44.4%
287
44.4%
94
45.6%

15. Develop new products that add value to agricultural commodities.
 TotalIn which age group are you?:
12-17 years18-24 years25-34 years35-54 years55-64 years65 years or older
Total3050571064011605638202
Not at all useful 642
3.5%
0
0%
7
1.7%
36
2.2%
13
2%
3
1.5%
21586
10.5%
10
9.4%
18
4.5%
83
5.2%
30
4.7%
11
5.4%
354610
17.5%
27
25.5%
90
22.4%
283
17.6%
101
15.8%
31
15.3%
4100219
33.3%
36
34%
128
31.9%
534
33.3%
217
34%
55
27.2%
Very Useful 128020
35.1%
33
31.1%
158
39.4%
669
41.7%
277
43.4%
102
50.5%

16. Help rural communities understand how they can grow and prosper.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3066 58 107 406 1611 643 198
Not at all useful 62 3
5.2%
1
0.9%
7
1.7%
32
2%
14
2.2%
3
1.5%
2 141 2
3.4%
4
3.7%
17
4.2%
77
4.8%
30
4.7%
8
4%
3 557 13
22.4%
26
24.3%
83
20.4%
298
18.5%
103
16%
30
15.2%
4 1050 26
44.8%
40
37.4%
143
35.2%
535
33.2%
221
34.4%
73
36.9%
Very Useful 1256 14
24.1%
36
33.6%
156
38.4%
669
41.5%
275
42.8%
84
42.4%

17. Support quality of life through horticulture and natural resource conservation.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3082 56 108 406 1617 650 205
Not at all useful 41 1
1.8%
0
0%
4
1%
23
1.4%
8
1.2%
3
1.5%
2 158 3
5.4%
6
5.6%
19
4.7%
88
5.4%
32
4.9%
9
4.4%
3 650 13
23.2%
34
31.5%
102
25.1%
330
20.4%
121
18.6%
44
21.5%
4 1125 20
35.7%
43
39.8%
153
37.7%
604
37.4%
226
34.8%
64
31.2%
Very Useful 1108 19
33.9%
25
23.1%
128
31.5%
572
35.4%
263
40.5%
85
41.5%

18. Help communities use practices that improve air and water quality.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3065 57 108 404 1608 645 204
Not at all useful 59 4
7%
0
0%
4
1%
33
2.1%
14
2.2%
3
1.5%
2 162 2
3.5%
6
5.6%
16
4%
94
5.8%
36
5.6%
7
3.4%
3 660 13
22.8%
37
34.3%
97
24%
344
21.4%
121
18.8%
41
20.1%
4 1086 18
31.6%
37
34.3%
150
37.1%
589
36.6%
203
31.5%
76
37.3%
Very Useful 1098 20
35.1%
28
25.9%
137
33.9%
548
34.1%
271
42%
77
37.7%

19. Involve youth and adults as active partners in decisions that affect our community.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3067 58 107 406 1610 640 208
Not at all useful 59 4
6.9%
0
0%
5
1.2%
31
1.9%
14
2.2%
4
1.9%
2 144 2
3.4%
3
2.8%
18
4.4%
75
4.7%
38
5.9%
8
3.8%
3 549 9
15.5%
14
13.1%
66
16.3%
300
18.6%
118
18.4%
37
17.8%
4 1127 19
32.8%
42
39.3%
141
34.7%
597
37.1%
240
37.5%
75
36.1%
Very Useful 1188 24
41.4%
48
44.9%
176
43.3%
607
37.7%
230
35.9%
84
40.4%

20. Expand after school opportunities for our youth.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3065 58 108 407 1610 641 203
Not at all useful 98 2
3.4%
1
0.9%
9
2.2%
54
3.4%
27
4.2%
4
2%
2 223 3
5.2%
6
5.6%
17
4.2%
126
7.8%
47
7.3%
22
10.8%
3 644 10
17.2%
17
15.7%
72
17.7%
333
20.7%
163
25.4%
46
22.7%
4 981 19
32.8%
33
30.6%
121
29.7%
516
32%
207
32.3%
69
34%
Very Useful 1119 24
41.4%
51
47.2%
188
46.2%
581
36.1%
197
30.7%
62
30.5%

21. Increase support for youth programs that provide youth development opportunities in our community.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3072 58 107 404 1619 646 199
Not at all useful 72 3
5.2%
0
0%
7
1.7%
36
2.2%
22
3.4%
3
1.5%
2 129 3
5.2%
4
3.7%
8
2%
73
4.5%
31
4.8%
10
5%
3 580 12
20.7%
19
17.8%
63
15.6%
304
18.8%
140
21.7%
36
18.1%
4 1043 13
22.4%
41
38.3%
136
33.7%
536
33.1%
224
34.7%
79
39.7%
Very Useful 1248 27
46.6%
43
40.2%
190
47%
670
41.4%
229
35.4%
71
35.7%

22. Help youth develop leadership, citizenship, and other life skills.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3073 58 108 409 1614 646 200
Not at all useful 58 3
5.2%
0
0%
5
1.2%
25
1.5%
17
2.6%
6
3%
2 95 0
0%
0
0%
7
1.7%
58
3.6%
22
3.4%
7
3.5%
3 435 10
17.2%
15
13.9%
50
12.2%
228
14.1%
103
15.9%
26
13%
4 1041 13
22.4%
37
34.3%
144
35.2%
531
32.9%
231
35.8%
72
36%
Very Useful 1444 32
55.2%
56
51.9%
203
49.6%
772
47.8%
273
42.3%
89
44.5%

23. Provide distance education opportunities for adults.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3049 57 107 403 1610 637 196
Not at all useful 50 1
1.8%
0
0%
8
2%
26
1.6%
12
1.9%
2
1%
2 168 4
7%
6
5.6%
23
5.7%
103
6.4%
23
3.6%
9
4.6%
3 725 15
26.3%
26
24.3%
82
20.3%
371
23%
163
25.6%
55
28.1%
4 1169 23
40.4%
42
39.3%
156
38.7%
629
39.1%
228
35.8%
77
39.3%
Very Useful 937 14
24.6%
33
30.8%
134
33.3%
481
29.9%
211
33.1%
53
27%

24. Encourage college-educated young adults to live and work in Iowa.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3052 57 107 401 1610 637 202
Not at all useful 75 2
3.5%
1
0.9%
7
1.7%
43
2.7%
14
2.2%
7
3.5%
2 187 3
5.3%
5
4.7%
19
4.7%
100
6.2%
42
6.6%
16
7.9%
3 594 15
26.3%
18
16.8%
78
19.5%
309
19.2%
136
21.4%
36
17.8%
4 982 20
35.1%
41
38.3%
122
30.4%
530
32.9%
189
29.7%
61
30.2%
Very Useful 1214 17
29.8%
42
39.3%
175
43.6%
628
39%
256
40.2%
82
40.6%

25. Use the Internet to provide information and education to Iowans.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3056 56 107 402 1609 642 205
Not at all useful 42 3
5.4%
1
0.9%
7
1.7%
17
1.1%
11
1.7%
2
1%
2 115 7
12.5%
2
1.9%
16
4%
61
3.8%
19
3%
9
4.4%
3 604 13
23.2%
30
28%
84
20.9%
310
19.3%
126
19.6%
35
17.1%
4 1077 14
25%
42
39.3%
140
34.8%
565
35.1%
220
34.3%
82
40%
Very Useful 1218 19
33.9%
32
29.9%
155
38.6%
656
40.8%
266
41.4%
77
37.6%

26. Assist community leaders to develop and carry out plans to build their communities.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3043 57 105 403 1606 634 201
Not at all useful 70 4
7%
0
0%
7
1.7%
39
2.4%
14
2.2%
5
2.5%
2 202 2
3.5%
3
2.9%
23
5.7%
122
7.6%
40
6.3%
11
5.5%
3 699 13
22.8%
29
27.6%
112
27.8%
360
22.4%
138
21.8%
40
19.9%
4 1132 21
36.8%
52
49.5%
130
32.3%
604
37.6%
241
38%
67
33.3%
Very Useful 940 17
29.8%
21
20%
131
32.5%
481
30%
201
31.7%
78
38.8%

27. Help community leaders use research to build their local economy.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3034 58 106 405 1592 636 200
Not at all useful 66 5
8.6%
0
0%
12
3%
35
2.2%
8
1.3%
5
2.5%
2 204 5
8.6%
5
4.7%
20
4.9%
116
7.3%
41
6.4%
15
7.5%
3 708 11
19%
34
32.1%
103
25.4%
377
23.7%
140
22%
37
18.5%
4 1124 19
32.8%
42
39.6%
142
35.1%
589
37%
247
38.8%
71
35.5%
Very Useful 932 18
31%
25
23.6%
128
31.6%
475
29.8%
200
31.4%
72
36%

28. Provide training opportunities to develop new community leaders.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3045 58 107 404 1601 633 204
Not at all useful 83 2
3.4%
0
0%
8
2%
48
3%
20
3.2%
5
2.5%
2 207 6
10.3%
7
6.5%
28
6.9%
118
7.4%
37
5.8%
8
3.9%
3 711 13
22.4%
29
27.1%
93
23%
367
22.9%
160
25.3%
41
20.1%
4 1111 18
31%
46
43%
144
35.6%
600
37.5%
217
34.3%
75
36.8%
Very Useful 933 19
32.8%
25
23.4%
131
32.4%
468
29.2%
199
31.4%
75
36.8%

29. Assist local government and businesses with land use decisions.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3025 58 105 399 1592 636 200
Not at all useful 82 3
5.2%
1
1%
11
2.8%
53
3.3%
10
1.6%
4
2%
2 265 5
8.6%
10
9.5%
37
9.3%
152
9.5%
46
7.2%
13
6.5%
3 843 17
29.3%
35
33.3%
112
28.1%
453
28.5%
176
27.7%
41
20.5%
4 1023 18
31%
39
37.1%
136
34.1%
544
34.2%
209
32.9%
65
32.5%
Very Useful 812 15
25.9%
20
19%
103
25.8%
390
24.5%
195
30.7%
77
38.5%

30. Assist local government to be more efficient and effective.
  Total In which age group are you?:
12-17 years 18-24 years 25-34 years 35-54 years 55-64 years 65 years or older
Total 3035 57 107 401 1601 632 202
Not at all useful 104 2
3.5%
0
0%
12
3%
57
3.6%
24
3.8%
9
4.5%
2 259 2
3.5%
12
11.2%
29
7.2%
160
10%
42
6.6%
10
5%
3 842 17
29.8%
37
34.6%
109
27.2%
455
28.4%
172
27.2%
42
20.8%
4 921 18
31.6%
35
32.7%
114
28.4%
486
30.4%
193
30.5%
62
30.7%
Very Useful 909 18
31.6%
23
21.5%
137
34.2%
443
27.7%
201
31.8%
79
39.1%



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