ISUE Needs Assessment 2005
Completes and Partials
Report created on: 9/26/2005 7:56 AM

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

 1. Improve the productivity of businesses in my community.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3087 12 23 54 16 6 14 15 10 8 101 18 12 58 12 24 26
Not at all useful 89 0
0%
0
0%
2
3.7%
1
6.2%
0
0%
1
7.1%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
2%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.7%
0
0%
0
0%
3
11.5%
2 291 2
16.7%
2
8.7%
6
11.1%
2
12.5%
2
33.3%
2
14.3%
1
6.7%
0
0%
2
25%
11
10.9%
0
0%
1
8.3%
7
12.1%
0
0%
2
8.3%
3
11.5%
3 879 2
16.7%
4
17.4%
15
27.8%
5
31.2%
2
33.3%
2
14.3%
5
33.3%
4
40%
1
12.5%
34
33.7%
5
27.8%
2
16.7%
12
20.7%
3
25%
6
25%
7
26.9%
4 1068 3
25%
12
52.2%
16
29.6%
5
31.2%
1
16.7%
8
57.1%
3
20%
2
20%
3
37.5%
23
22.8%
6
33.3%
7
58.3%
23
39.7%
5
41.7%
7
29.2%
6
23.1%
Very Useful 760 5
41.7%
5
21.7%
15
27.8%
3
18.8%
1
16.7%
1
7.1%
6
40%
4
40%
2
25%
31
30.7%
7
38.9%
2
16.7%
15
25.9%
4
33.3%
9
37.5%
7
26.9%

 2. Increase the number of jobs by helping businesses to expand.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3082 12 23 54 16 6 14 15 10 8 101 18 12 57 12 24 28
Not at all useful 105 1
8.3%
1
4.3%
4
7.4%
1
6.2%
1
16.7%
0
0%
1
6.7%
0
0%
0
0%
3
3%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.8%
0
0%
1
4.2%
4
14.3%
2 314 2
16.7%
1
4.3%
3
5.6%
3
18.8%
0
0%
4
28.6%
1
6.7%
2
20%
3
37.5%
12
11.9%
1
5.6%
3
25%
7
12.3%
0
0%
2
8.3%
4
14.3%
3 768 3
25%
7
30.4%
10
18.5%
5
31.2%
2
33.3%
3
21.4%
1
6.7%
4
40%
2
25%
15
14.9%
4
22.2%
1
8.3%
17
29.8%
1
8.3%
7
29.2%
6
21.4%
4 965 3
25%
5
21.7%
22
40.7%
3
18.8%
2
33.3%
6
42.9%
4
26.7%
2
20%
0
0%
31
30.7%
6
33.3%
6
50%
19
33.3%
8
66.7%
5
20.8%
4
14.3%
Very Useful 930 3
25%
9
39.1%
15
27.8%
4
25%
1
16.7%
1
7.1%
8
53.3%
2
20%
3
37.5%
40
39.6%
7
38.9%
2
16.7%
13
22.8%
3
25%
9
37.5%
10
35.7%

3. Improve the skills and abilities of local workers.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3095 12 24 54 16 5 14 15 10 8 101 18 12 59 12 24 28
Not at all useful 60 2
16.7%
0
0%
1
1.9%
2
12.5%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.7%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.1%
2 240 2
16.7%
1
4.2%
6
11.1%
3
18.8%
0
0%
4
28.6%
1
6.7%
1
10%
2
25%
9
8.9%
0
0%
3
25%
7
11.9%
1
8.3%
2
8.3%
3
10.7%
3 696 0
0%
7
29.2%
14
25.9%
5
31.2%
1
20%
4
28.6%
2
13.3%
2
20%
3
37.5%
15
14.9%
3
16.7%
2
16.7%
14
23.7%
3
25%
4
16.7%
5
17.9%
4 1157 5
41.7%
8
33.3%
19
35.2%
3
18.8%
2
40%
5
35.7%
4
26.7%
4
40%
1
12.5%
33
32.7%
10
55.6%
4
33.3%
22
37.3%
4
33.3%
10
41.7%
9
32.1%
Very Useful 942 3
25%
8
33.3%
14
25.9%
3
18.8%
2
40%
1
7.1%
8
53.3%
3
30%
2
25%
43
42.6%
5
27.8%
3
25%
15
25.4%
4
33.3%
8
33.3%
9
32.1%

 4. Improve nutrition for all Iowans.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3114 12 24 54 16 7 14 14 10 8 102 19 12 58 12 24 27
Not at all useful 57 1
8.3%
0
0%
2
3.7%
2
12.5%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.7%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.7%
2 182 3
25%
3
12.5%
7
13%
1
6.2%
2
28.6%
1
7.1%
0
0%
0
0%
2
25%
4
3.9%
0
0%
1
8.3%
4
6.9%
2
16.7%
0
0%
3
11.1%
3 582 1
8.3%
4
16.7%
10
18.5%
2
12.5%
2
28.6%
3
21.4%
3
21.4%
1
10%
3
37.5%
15
14.7%
3
15.8%
3
25%
11
19%
2
16.7%
8
33.3%
4
14.8%
4 1090 5
41.7%
9
37.5%
14
25.9%
3
18.8%
0
0%
7
50%
5
35.7%
5
50%
2
25%
35
34.3%
12
63.2%
5
41.7%
18
31%
3
25%
7
29.2%
8
29.6%
Very Useful 1203 2
16.7%
8
33.3%
21
38.9%
8
50%
3
42.9%
3
21.4%
6
42.9%
4
40%
1
12.5%
47
46.1%
4
21.1%
3
25%
24
41.4%
5
41.7%
9
37.5%
11
40.7%

 5. Improve the health of all Iowans.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3114 12 23 54 14 7 14 15 10 7 102 18 12 57 12 24 26
Not at all useful 54 1
8.3%
0
0%
3
5.6%
2
14.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1%
0
0%
0
0%
2
3.5%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.7%
2 157 4
33.3%
2
8.7%
3
5.6%
2
14.3%
2
28.6%
1
7.1%
1
6.7%
0
0%
1
14.3%
2
2%
0
0%
0
0%
2
3.5%
1
8.3%
0
0%
1
3.8%
3 611 0
0%
4
17.4%
11
20.4%
2
14.3%
2
28.6%
3
21.4%
3
20%
2
20%
3
42.9%
11
10.8%
3
16.7%
3
25%
14
24.6%
2
16.7%
8
33.3%
6
23.1%
4 1072 5
41.7%
8
34.8%
14
25.9%
1
7.1%
0
0%
7
50%
6
40%
3
30%
2
28.6%
37
36.3%
10
55.6%
6
50%
15
26.3%
4
33.3%
8
33.3%
7
26.9%
Very Useful 1220 2
16.7%
9
39.1%
23
42.6%
7
50%
3
42.9%
3
21.4%
5
33.3%
5
50%
1
14.3%
51
50%
5
27.8%
3
25%
24
42.1%
5
41.7%
8
33.3%
10
38.5%

 6. Improve food safety practices.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3104 12 24 54 16 7 14 15 10 8 102 18 12 57 12 24 26
Not at all useful 48 0
0%
0
0%
3
5.6%
2
12.5%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
3
5.3%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.8%
2 185 1
8.3%
2
8.3%
3
5.6%
1
6.2%
2
28.6%
1
7.1%
1
6.7%
0
0%
3
37.5%
7
6.9%
0
0%
1
8.3%
2
3.5%
2
16.7%
3
12.5%
2
7.7%
3 695 2
16.7%
4
16.7%
11
20.4%
1
6.2%
2
28.6%
5
35.7%
4
26.7%
1
10%
1
12.5%
16
15.7%
5
27.8%
2
16.7%
15
26.3%
2
16.7%
7
29.2%
7
26.9%
4 1125 6
50%
9
37.5%
18
33.3%
5
31.2%
0
0%
5
35.7%
4
26.7%
4
40%
3
37.5%
37
36.3%
10
55.6%
5
41.7%
22
38.6%
4
33.3%
7
29.2%
7
26.9%
Very Useful 1051 3
25%
9
37.5%
19
35.2%
7
43.8%
3
42.9%
3
21.4%
6
40%
5
50%
1
12.5%
42
41.2%
3
16.7%
4
33.3%
15
26.3%
4
33.3%
7
29.2%
9
34.6%

7. Strengthen parenting skills.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3112 12 23 54 16 7 14 15 10 8 102 18 12 57 12 24 28
Not at all useful 66 1
8.3%
0
0%
3
5.6%
2
12.5%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.8%
0
0%
1
4.2%
2
7.1%
2 147 1
8.3%
2
8.7%
2
3.7%
2
12.5%
2
28.6%
1
7.1%
0
0%
0
0%
2
25%
3
2.9%
0
0%
1
8.3%
3
5.3%
1
8.3%
0
0%
1
3.6%
3 482 4
33.3%
5
21.7%
8
14.8%
1
6.2%
1
14.3%
3
21.4%
3
20%
2
20%
2
25%
15
14.7%
5
27.8%
2
16.7%
5
8.8%
2
16.7%
10
41.7%
5
17.9%
4 983 4
33.3%
6
26.1%
19
35.2%
4
25%
1
14.3%
5
35.7%
2
13.3%
2
20%
2
25%
19
18.6%
10
55.6%
5
41.7%
19
33.3%
4
33.3%
4
16.7%
7
25%
Very Useful 1434 2
16.7%
10
43.5%
22
40.7%
7
43.8%
3
42.9%
5
35.7%
10
66.7%
6
60%
2
25%
64
62.7%
3
16.7%
4
33.3%
29
50.9%
5
41.7%
9
37.5%
13
46.4%

 8. Improve the availability of quality child care.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3078 12 22 52 15 7 14 15 10 7 100 18 11 57 12 23 27
Not at all useful 97 1
8.3%
1
4.5%
2
3.8%
1
6.7%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
3
3%
1
5.6%
0
0%
3
5.3%
0
0%
2
8.7%
1
3.7%
2 215 2
16.7%
2
9.1%
7
13.5%
3
20%
1
14.3%
1
7.1%
0
0%
0
0%
3
42.9%
8
8%
0
0%
0
0%
5
8.8%
1
8.3%
0
0%
2
7.4%
3 614 3
25%
8
36.4%
8
15.4%
1
6.7%
2
28.6%
4
28.6%
3
20%
1
10%
1
14.3%
17
17%
4
22.2%
3
27.3%
12
21.1%
2
16.7%
9
39.1%
4
14.8%
4 950 4
33.3%
5
22.7%
13
25%
2
13.3%
0
0%
4
28.6%
6
40%
4
40%
2
28.6%
18
18%
10
55.6%
5
45.5%
12
21.1%
3
25%
5
21.7%
9
33.3%
Very Useful 1202 2
16.7%
6
27.3%
22
42.3%
8
53.3%
4
57.1%
5
35.7%
6
40%
5
50%
1
14.3%
54
54%
3
16.7%
3
27.3%
25
43.9%
6
50%
7
30.4%
11
40.7%

 9. Improve the quality of care for frail elderly family members.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3066 12 24 53 16 7 13 15 10 8 99 19 12 57 12 23 25
Not at all useful 94 1
8.3%
1
4.2%
3
5.7%
2
12.5%
1
14.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
12.5%
2
2%
1
5.3%
0
0%
2
3.5%
0
0%
2
8.7%
1
4%
2 214 4
33.3%
2
8.3%
5
9.4%
3
18.8%
1
14.3%
0
0%
1
6.7%
0
0%
2
25%
6
6.1%
0
0%
0
0%
4
7%
2
16.7%
2
8.7%
1
4%
3 699 1
8.3%
7
29.2%
11
20.8%
2
12.5%
0
0%
6
46.2%
4
26.7%
4
40%
1
12.5%
12
12.1%
6
31.6%
6
50%
14
24.6%
4
33.3%
7
30.4%
8
32%
4 986 4
33.3%
6
25%
15
28.3%
3
18.8%
1
14.3%
4
30.8%
2
13.3%
2
20%
3
37.5%
34
34.3%
10
52.6%
4
33.3%
16
28.1%
3
25%
5
21.7%
5
20%
Very Useful 1073 2
16.7%
8
33.3%
19
35.8%
6
37.5%
4
57.1%
3
23.1%
8
53.3%
4
40%
1
12.5%
45
45.5%
2
10.5%
2
16.7%
21
36.8%
3
25%
7
30.4%
10
40%

 10. Strengthen money management skills for all Iowans.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3091 12 23 54 16 7 13 15 10 8 98 17 12 57 12 24 28
Not at all useful 65 1
8.3%
1
4.3%
3
5.6%
2
12.5%
1
14.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
2%
0
0%
0
0%
2
3.5%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
2 191 3
25%
2
8.7%
5
9.3%
2
12.5%
0
0%
1
7.7%
1
6.7%
0
0%
2
25%
6
6.1%
0
0%
2
16.7%
4
7%
1
8.3%
1
4.2%
3
10.7%
3 714 3
25%
7
30.4%
14
25.9%
2
12.5%
1
14.3%
3
23.1%
5
33.3%
5
50%
1
12.5%
18
18.4%
5
29.4%
1
8.3%
13
22.8%
2
16.7%
8
33.3%
9
32.1%
4 1106 4
33.3%
5
21.7%
15
27.8%
3
18.8%
2
28.6%
5
38.5%
3
20%
2
20%
2
25%
39
39.8%
7
41.2%
4
33.3%
19
33.3%
5
41.7%
6
25%
5
17.9%
Very Useful 1015 1
8.3%
8
34.8%
17
31.5%
7
43.8%
3
42.9%
4
30.8%
6
40%
3
30%
3
37.5%
33
33.7%
5
29.4%
5
41.7%
19
33.3%
4
33.3%
9
37.5%
10
35.7%

 11. Support families struggling with poverty.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3064 12 22 54 16 7 13 15 10 8 95 18 12 55 12 23 27
Not at all useful 107 2
16.7%
1
4.5%
3
5.6%
3
18.8%
2
28.6%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
4
4.2%
0
0%
1
8.3%
2
3.6%
0
0%
1
4.3%
1
3.7%
2 282 3
25%
3
13.6%
5
9.3%
3
18.8%
0
0%
0
0%
2
13.3%
2
20%
3
37.5%
7
7.4%
1
5.6%
6
50%
4
7.3%
2
16.7%
3
13%
4
14.8%
3 716 2
16.7%
5
22.7%
14
25.9%
1
6.2%
1
14.3%
5
38.5%
1
6.7%
1
10%
1
12.5%
17
17.9%
5
27.8%
1
8.3%
17
30.9%
2
16.7%
8
34.8%
6
22.2%
4 917 4
33.3%
5
22.7%
14
25.9%
1
6.2%
2
28.6%
6
46.2%
4
26.7%
4
40%
3
37.5%
24
25.3%
6
33.3%
1
8.3%
13
23.6%
3
25%
5
21.7%
8
29.6%
Very Useful 1042 1
8.3%
8
36.4%
18
33.3%
8
50%
2
28.6%
2
15.4%
8
53.3%
3
30%
1
12.5%
43
45.3%
6
33.3%
3
25%
19
34.5%
5
41.7%
6
26.1%
8
29.6%

 12. Help families, who have moved here from other cultures, to become successful.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3054 11 22 54 16 5 13 15 10 8 96 18 12 57 12 23 27
Not at all useful 154 1
9.1%
3
13.6%
1
1.9%
3
18.8%
1
20%
0
0%
1
6.7%
0
0%
0
0%
7
7.3%
1
5.6%
0
0%
6
10.5%
0
0%
2
8.7%
3
11.1%
2 371 5
45.5%
3
13.6%
7
13%
3
18.8%
1
20%
0
0%
2
13.3%
2
20%
3
37.5%
6
6.2%
1
5.6%
3
25%
9
15.8%
2
16.7%
3
13%
5
18.5%
3 846 4
36.4%
7
31.8%
15
27.8%
4
25%
0
0%
6
46.2%
3
20%
2
20%
2
25%
22
22.9%
10
55.6%
2
16.7%
19
33.3%
4
33.3%
11
47.8%
10
37%
4 940 1
9.1%
4
18.2%
17
31.5%
1
6.2%
2
40%
4
30.8%
4
26.7%
3
30%
1
12.5%
27
28.1%
4
22.2%
5
41.7%
14
24.6%
3
25%
3
13%
6
22.2%
Very Useful 743 0
0%
5
22.7%
14
25.9%
5
31.2%
1
20%
3
23.1%
5
33.3%
3
30%
2
25%
34
35.4%
2
11.1%
2
16.7%
9
15.8%
3
25%
4
17.4%
3
11.1%

 13. Create new opportunities for the current and future generation of farmers.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3072 12 23 54 15 6 13 14 10 8 100 19 12 57 12 24 28
Not at all useful 51 1
8.3%
0
0%
2
3.7%
1
6.7%
1
16.7%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.8%
0
0%
1
4.2%
1
3.6%
2 132 0
0%
0
0%
1
1.9%
1
6.7%
1
16.7%
0
0%
1
7.1%
0
0%
2
25%
4
4%
1
5.3%
0
0%
2
3.5%
0
0%
0
0%
3
10.7%
3 512 2
16.7%
4
17.4%
11
20.4%
1
6.7%
0
0%
1
7.7%
1
7.1%
2
20%
1
12.5%
11
11%
3
15.8%
2
16.7%
13
22.8%
2
16.7%
2
8.3%
2
7.1%
4 1059 6
50%
8
34.8%
15
27.8%
3
20%
0
0%
6
46.2%
6
42.9%
4
40%
2
25%
37
37%
5
26.3%
5
41.7%
23
40.4%
4
33.3%
12
50%
9
32.1%
Very Useful 1318 3
25%
11
47.8%
25
46.3%
9
60%
4
66.7%
6
46.2%
6
42.9%
4
40%
3
37.5%
48
48%
10
52.6%
5
41.7%
18
31.6%
6
50%
9
37.5%
13
46.4%

 14. Strengthen agricultural production and processing to boost Iowa s economy.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3088 12 24 53 16 6 13 15 10 8 100 19 12 58 12 24 28
Not at all useful 49 1
8.3%
0
0%
2
3.8%
1
6.2%
1
16.7%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1%
0
0%
0
0%
1
1.7%
0
0%
1
4.2%
3
10.7%
2 132 1
8.3%
0
0%
3
5.7%
1
6.2%
0
0%
1
7.7%
1
6.7%
0
0%
1
12.5%
1
1%
1
5.3%
2
16.7%
3
5.2%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
3 514 3
25%
4
16.7%
10
18.9%
0
0%
1
16.7%
2
15.4%
2
13.3%
3
30%
2
25%
15
15%
3
15.8%
0
0%
13
22.4%
1
8.3%
2
8.3%
6
21.4%
4 1032 3
25%
6
25%
17
32.1%
5
31.2%
1
16.7%
4
30.8%
6
40%
3
30%
2
25%
35
35%
5
26.3%
2
16.7%
16
27.6%
5
41.7%
11
45.8%
6
21.4%
Very Useful 1361 4
33.3%
14
58.3%
21
39.6%
9
56.2%
3
50%
6
46.2%
6
40%
4
40%
3
37.5%
48
48%
10
52.6%
8
66.7%
25
43.1%
6
50%
10
41.7%
12
42.9%

15. Develop new products that add value to agricultural commodities.
  Total
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O Brien Osceola Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas
Total 3050 11 24 54 16 6 13 15 10 8 100 19 12 58 12 24 27
Not at all useful 64 1
9.1%
0
0%
2
3.7%
1
6.2%
1
16.7%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
2%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.4%
2 158 1
9.1%
0
0%
4
7.4%
2
12.5%
0
0%
1
7.7%
1
6.7%
0
0%
1
12.5%
3
3%
2
10.5%
1
8.3%
4
6.9%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.4%
3 546 1
9.1%
2
8.3%
10
18.5%
3
18.8%
1
16.7%
3
23.1%
0
0%
3
30%
2
25%
14
14%
4
21.1%
1
8.3%
8
13.8%
3
25%
3
12.5%
4
14.8%
4 1002 4
36.4%
9
37.5%
14
25.9%
4
25%
1
16.7%
4
30.8%
7
46.7%
3
30%
2
25%
30
30%
4
21.1%
4
33.3%
25
43.1%
2
16.7%
10
41.7%
6
22.2%
Very Useful 1280 4
36.4%
13
54.2%
24
44.4%
6
37.5%
3
50%
5
38.5%
7
46.7%
4
40%
3
37.5%
51
51%
9
47.4%
6
50%
21
36.2%
7
58.3%
11
45.8%
13
48.1%