ISUE Needs Assessment 2005
Completes and Partials
Report created on: 9/26/2005 7:46 AM

The table below shows the results from comparing the following selected questions.

Question 6: Gender plus Question 2 (rating scale).

1. Improve the productivity of businesses in my community.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30878472170
Not at all useful 8934
4%
50
2.3%
229177
9.1%
207
9.5%
3879211
24.9%
645
29.7%
41068322
38%
727
33.5%
Very Useful 760203
24%
541
24.9%

2. Increase the number of jobs by helping businesses to expand.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30828472165
Not at all useful 10540
4.7%
62
2.9%
2314111
13.1%
192
8.9%
3768219
25.9%
534
24.7%
4965262
30.9%
678
31.3%
Very Useful 930215
25.4%
699
32.3%

3. Improve the skills and abilities of local workers.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30958472182
Not at all useful 6024
2.8%
31
1.4%
224087
10.3%
150
6.9%
3696198
23.4%
483
22.1%
41157320
37.8%
813
37.3%
Very Useful 942218
25.7%
705
32.3%

4. Improve nutrition for all Iowans.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total31148502199
Not at all useful 5731
3.6%
23
1%
218290
10.6%
87
4%
3582231
27.2%
341
15.5%
41090285
33.5%
784
35.7%
Very Useful 1203213
25.1%
964
43.8%

5. Improve the health of all Iowans.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total31148542195
Not at all useful 5432
3.7%
20
0.9%
215769
8.1%
83
3.8%
3611242
28.3%
359
16.4%
41072288
33.7%
759
34.6%
Very Useful 1220223
26.1%
974
44.4%

6. Improve food safety practices.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total31048502190
Not at all useful 4825
2.9%
20
0.9%
218583
9.8%
97
4.4%
3695235
27.6%
451
20.6%
41125302
35.5%
796
36.3%
Very Useful 1051205
24.1%
826
37.7%

7. Strengthen parenting skills.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total31128482198
Not at all useful 6640
4.7%
23
1%
214777
9.1%
66
3%
3482195
23%
280
12.7%
4983287
33.8%
671
30.5%
Very Useful 1434249
29.4%
1158
52.7%

8. Improve the availability of quality child care.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30788382175
Not at all useful 9751
6.1%
43
2%
221594
11.2%
113
5.2%
3614257
30.7%
346
15.9%
4950242
28.9%
688
31.6%
Very Useful 1202194
23.2%
985
45.3%

9. Improve the quality of care for frail elderly family members.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30668372167
Not at all useful 9448
5.7%
42
1.9%
221495
11.4%
116
5.4%
3699273
32.6%
409
18.9%
4986249
29.7%
722
33.3%
Very Useful 1073172
20.5%
878
40.5%

10. Strengthen money management skills for all Iowans.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30918462182
Not at all useful 6535
4.1%
28
1.3%
219177
9.1%
109
5%
3714249
29.4%
452
20.7%
41106277
32.7%
801
36.7%
Very Useful 1015208
24.6%
792
36.3%

11. Support families struggling with poverty.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30648372166
Not at all useful 10758
6.9%
46
2.1%
2282127
15.2%
150
6.9%
3716263
31.4%
439
20.3%
4917221
26.4%
676
31.2%
Very Useful 1042168
20.1%
855
39.5%

12. Help families, who have moved here from other cultures, to become successful.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30548372157
Not at all useful 15467
8%
84
3.9%
2371140
16.7%
230
10.7%
3846263
31.4%
562
26.1%
4940226
27%
692
32.1%
Very Useful 743141
16.8%
589
27.3%

13. Create new opportunities for the current and future generation of farmers.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30728492163
Not at all useful 5124
2.8%
25
1.2%
213243
5.1%
85
3.9%
3512148
17.4%
357
16.5%
41059314
37%
726
33.6%
Very Useful 1318320
37.7%
970
44.8%

14. Strengthen agricultural production and processing to boost Iowa s economy.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30888532176
Not at all useful 4919
2.2%
25
1.1%
213243
5%
87
4%
3514134
15.7%
373
17.1%
41032300
35.2%
714
32.8%
Very Useful 1361357
41.9%
977
44.9%

15. Develop new products that add value to agricultural commodities.
 TotalAre you...?:
MaleFemale
Total30508482143
Not at all useful 6428
3.3%
32
1.5%
215850
5.9%
105
4.9%
3546129
15.2%
408
19%
41002302
35.6%
684
31.9%
Very Useful 1280339
40%
914
42.7%
16. Help rural communities understand how they can grow and prosper.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3066 845 2162
Not at all useful 62 28
3.3%
31
1.4%
2 141 55
6.5%
82
3.8%
3 557 161
19.1%
390
18%
4 1050 295
34.9%
735
34%
Very Useful 1256 306
36.2%
924
42.7%

17. Support quality of life through horticulture and natural resource conservation.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3082 850 2176
Not at all useful 41 16
1.9%
22
1%
2 158 53
6.2%
104
4.8%
3 650 203
23.9%
435
20%
4 1125 322
37.9%
787
36.2%
Very Useful 1108 256
30.1%
828
38.1%

18. Help communities use practices that improve air and water quality.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3065 848 2160
Not at all useful 59 24
2.8%
32
1.5%
2 162 49
5.8%
111
5.1%
3 660 211
24.9%
436
20.2%
4 1086 329
38.8%
741
34.3%
Very Useful 1098 235
27.7%
840
38.9%

19. Involve youth and adults as active partners in decisions that affect our community.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3067 841 2171
Not at all useful 59 27
3.2%
30
1.4%
2 144 71
8.4%
72
3.3%
3 549 190
22.6%
352
16.2%
4 1127 328
39%
779
35.9%
Very Useful 1188 225
26.8%
938
43.2%

20. Expand after school opportunities for our youth.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3065 840 2170
Not at all useful 98 45
5.4%
52
2.4%
2 223 99
11.8%
121
5.6%
3 644 233
27.7%
406
18.7%
4 981 269
32%
689
31.8%
Very Useful 1119 194
23.1%
902
41.6%

21. Increase support for youth programs that provide youth development opportunities in our community.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3072 839 2177
Not at all useful 72 36
4.3%
35
1.6%
2 129 68
8.1%
59
2.7%
3 580 207
24.7%
366
16.8%
4 1043 311
37.1%
710
32.6%
Very Useful 1248 217
25.9%
1007
46.3%

22. Help youth develop leadership, citizenship, and other life skills.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3073 842 2176
Not at all useful 58 28
3.3%
28
1.3%
2 95 52
6.2%
42
1.9%
3 435 148
17.6%
282
13%
4 1041 328
39%
694
31.9%
Very Useful 1444 286
34%
1130
51.9%

23. Provide distance education opportunities for adults.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3049 838 2156
Not at all useful 50 18
2.1%
30
1.4%
2 168 54
6.4%
112
5.2%
3 725 236
28.2%
473
21.9%
4 1169 331
39.5%
818
37.9%
Very Useful 937 199
23.7%
723
33.5%

24. Encourage college-educated young adults to live and work in Iowa.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3052 846 2151
Not at all useful 75 29
3.4%
44
2%
2 187 68
8%
117
5.4%
3 594 183
21.6%
402
18.7%
4 982 283
33.5%
681
31.7%
Very Useful 1214 283
33.5%
907
42.2%

25. Use the Internet to provide information and education to Iowans.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3056 846 2156
Not at all useful 42 15
1.8%
26
1.2%
2 115 42
5%
71
3.3%
3 604 180
21.3%
411
19.1%
4 1077 308
36.4%
752
34.9%
Very Useful 1218 301
35.6%
896
41.6%

26. Assist community leaders to develop and carry out plans to build their communities.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3043 842 2147
Not at all useful 70 33
3.9%
36
1.7%
2 202 78
9.3%
121
5.6%
3 699 213
25.3%
475
22.1%
4 1132 295
35%
809
37.7%
Very Useful 940 223
26.5%
706
32.9%

27. Help community leaders use research to build their local economy.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3034 839 2141
Not at all useful 66 27
3.2%
37
1.7%
2 204 58
6.9%
141
6.6%
3 708 208
24.8%
488
22.8%
4 1124 322
38.4%
781
36.5%
Very Useful 932 224
26.7%
694
32.4%

28. Provide training opportunities to develop new community leaders.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3045 844 2146
Not at all useful 83 34
4%
47
2.2%
2 207 79
9.4%
125
5.8%
3 711 214
25.4%
486
22.6%
4 1111 314
37.2%
776
36.2%
Very Useful 933 203
24.1%
712
33.2%

29. Assist local government and businesses with land use decisions.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3025 835 2138
Not at all useful 82 37
4.4%
43
2%
2 265 94
11.3%
166
7.8%
3 843 234
28%
594
27.8%
4 1023 295
35.3%
713
33.3%
Very Useful 812 175
21%
622
29.1%

30. Assist local government to be more efficient and effective.
  Total Are you...?:
Male Female
Total 3035 837 2146
Not at all useful 104 44
5.3%
57
2.7%
2 259 94
11.2%
160
7.5%
3 842 248
29.6%
580
27%
4 921 244
29.2%
660
30.8%
Very Useful 909 207
24.7%
689
32.1%


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September 26, 2005


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