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
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3087 167 14 23 29 5 15 40 19 36 159 14 15 7 28
Not at all useful 89 8
4.8%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
5%
2
10.5%
0
0%
2
1.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.1%
2 291 22
13.2%
1
7.1%
1
4.3%
1
3.4%
1
20%
1
6.7%
7
17.5%
1
5.3%
7
19.4%
18
11.3%
4
28.6%
1
6.7%
0
0%
3
10.7%
3 879 49
29.3%
4
28.6%
10
43.5%
7
24.1%
1
20%
4
26.7%
12
30%
6
31.6%
9
25%
57
35.8%
4
28.6%
4
26.7%
2
28.6%
6
21.4%
4 1068 55
32.9%
6
42.9%
5
21.7%
10
34.5%
3
60%
6
40%
13
32.5%
8
42.1%
13
36.1%
53
33.3%
2
14.3%
8
53.3%
2
28.6%
13
46.4%
Very Useful 760 33
19.8%
3
21.4%
7
30.4%
11
37.9%
0
0%
4
26.7%
6
15%
2
10.5%
7
19.4%
29
18.2%
4
28.6%
2
13.3%
3
42.9%
4
14.3%

 2. Increase the number of jobs by helping businesses to expand.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3082 170 14 22 29 5 15 41 20 36 159 14 15 7 28
Not at all useful 105 8
4.7%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
4.9%
2
10%
1
2.8%
3
1.9%
1
7.1%
0
0%
0
0%
3
10.7%
2 314 22
12.9%
1
7.1%
1
4.5%
0
0%
2
40%
0
0%
5
12.2%
2
10%
10
27.8%
18
11.3%
3
21.4%
2
13.3%
0
0%
3
10.7%
3 768 36
21.2%
5
35.7%
9
40.9%
9
31%
2
40%
3
20%
10
24.4%
6
30%
10
27.8%
38
23.9%
4
28.6%
3
20%
2
28.6%
9
32.1%
4 965 59
34.7%
5
35.7%
7
31.8%
7
24.1%
1
20%
6
40%
15
36.6%
6
30%
9
25%
63
39.6%
3
21.4%
6
40%
1
14.3%
8
28.6%
Very Useful 930 45
26.5%
3
21.4%
5
22.7%
13
44.8%
0
0%
6
40%
9
22%
4
20%
6
16.7%
37
23.3%
3
21.4%
4
26.7%
4
57.1%
5
17.9%

3. Improve the skills and abilities of local workers.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3095 170 14 23 29 5 15 41 20 36 160 14 16 7 29
Not at all useful 60 3
1.8%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.8%
2
1.2%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
6.9%
2 240 10
5.9%
2
14.3%
1
4.3%
0
0%
2
40%
2
13.3%
6
14.6%
2
10%
3
8.3%
8
5%
4
28.6%
2
12.5%
1
14.3%
3
10.3%
3 696 42
24.7%
2
14.3%
7
30.4%
7
24.1%
1
20%
2
13.3%
8
19.5%
8
40%
9
25%
39
24.4%
3
21.4%
2
12.5%
0
0%
7
24.1%
4 1157 59
34.7%
6
42.9%
9
39.1%
14
48.3%
0
0%
5
33.3%
18
43.9%
7
35%
18
50%
71
44.4%
3
21.4%
10
62.5%
4
57.1%
12
41.4%
Very Useful 942 56
32.9%
4
28.6%
6
26.1%
8
27.6%
2
40%
6
40%
9
22%
3
15%
5
13.9%
40
25%
4
28.6%
2
12.5%
2
28.6%
5
17.2%

 4. Improve nutrition for all Iowans.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3114 172 15 23 29 5 15 41 20 37 159 14 16 7 29
Not at all useful 57 8
4.7%
0
0%
1
4.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.7%
3
1.9%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2 182 5
2.9%
1
6.7%
2
8.7%
6
20.7%
2
40%
1
6.7%
1
2.4%
1
5%
3
8.1%
3
1.9%
0
0%
1
6.2%
1
14.3%
1
3.4%
3 582 27
15.7%
3
20%
3
13%
4
13.8%
1
20%
4
26.7%
8
19.5%
4
20%
8
21.6%
22
13.8%
4
28.6%
2
12.5%
0
0%
4
13.8%
4 1090 52
30.2%
4
26.7%
9
39.1%
9
31%
0
0%
4
26.7%
14
34.1%
10
50%
16
43.2%
51
32.1%
3
21.4%
4
25%
4
57.1%
13
44.8%
Very Useful 1203 80
46.5%
7
46.7%
8
34.8%
10
34.5%
2
40%
6
40%
18
43.9%
5
25%
9
24.3%
80
50.3%
7
50%
9
56.2%
2
28.6%
11
37.9%

 5. Improve the health of all Iowans.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3114 170 14 24 29 5 15 42 20 37 159 14 16 7 29
Not at all useful 54 5
2.9%
0
0%
1
4.2%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
5.4%
3
1.9%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.4%
2 157 8
4.7%
2
14.3%
2
8.3%
3
10.3%
0
0%
1
6.7%
0
0%
1
5%
3
8.1%
2
1.3%
2
14.3%
1
6.2%
0
0%
0
0%
3 611 32
18.8%
2
14.3%
2
8.3%
8
27.6%
3
60%
4
26.7%
10
23.8%
3
15%
15
40.5%
24
15.1%
3
21.4%
1
6.2%
2
28.6%
5
17.2%
4 1072 45
26.5%
3
21.4%
9
37.5%
7
24.1%
1
20%
3
20%
13
31%
11
55%
11
29.7%
52
32.7%
4
28.6%
7
43.8%
3
42.9%
13
44.8%
Very Useful 1220 80
47.1%
7
50%
10
41.7%
11
37.9%
1
20%
7
46.7%
19
45.2%
5
25%
6
16.2%
78
49.1%
5
35.7%
7
43.8%
2
28.6%
10
34.5%

 6. Improve food safety practices.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3104 171 15 24 29 5 15 42 19 37 159 14 16 7 29
Not at all useful 48 6
3.5%
0
0%
1
4.2%
1
3.4%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.4%
0
0%
1
2.7%
3
1.9%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2 185 8
4.7%
0
0%
2
8.3%
2
6.9%
3
60%
2
13.3%
1
2.4%
1
5.3%
2
5.4%
7
4.4%
1
7.1%
1
6.2%
0
0%
1
3.4%
3 695 36
21.1%
5
33.3%
2
8.3%
10
34.5%
0
0%
4
26.7%
9
21.4%
3
15.8%
10
27%
30
18.9%
2
14.3%
2
12.5%
0
0%
7
24.1%
4 1125 59
34.5%
6
40%
11
45.8%
7
24.1%
0
0%
6
40%
18
42.9%
12
63.2%
15
40.5%
52
32.7%
6
42.9%
9
56.2%
5
71.4%
11
37.9%
Very Useful 1051 62
36.3%
4
26.7%
8
33.3%
9
31%
2
40%
3
20%
13
31%
3
15.8%
9
24.3%
67
42.1%
5
35.7%
4
25%
2
28.6%
10
34.5%

7. Strengthen parenting skills.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3112 173 15 24 29 5 14 41 20 37 160 14 16 7 28
Not at all useful 66 8
4.6%
1
6.7%
1
4.2%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
2
5.4%
2
1.2%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
2 147 7
4%
0
0%
2
8.3%
1
3.4%
2
40%
0
0%
2
4.9%
0
0%
3
8.1%
4
2.5%
2
14.3%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
3 482 24
13.9%
1
6.7%
3
12.5%
5
17.2%
1
20%
5
35.7%
6
14.6%
4
20%
10
27%
26
16.2%
2
14.3%
1
6.2%
1
14.3%
7
25%
4 983 48
27.7%
7
46.7%
5
20.8%
14
48.3%
0
0%
3
21.4%
18
43.9%
11
55%
11
29.7%
48
30%
5
35.7%
4
25%
4
57.1%
9
32.1%
Very Useful 1434 86
49.7%
6
40%
13
54.2%
9
31%
2
40%
6
42.9%
15
36.6%
5
25%
11
29.7%
80
50%
5
35.7%
11
68.8%
2
28.6%
10
35.7%

 8. Improve the availability of quality child care.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3078 170 15 24 29 4 14 41 20 36 156 14 15 7 26
Not at all useful 97 5
2.9%
1
6.7%
2
8.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.4%
0
0%
4
11.1%
1
0.6%
0
0%
1
6.7%
0
0%
2
7.7%
2 215 13
7.6%
1
6.7%
3
12.5%
2
6.9%
1
25%
0
0%
5
12.2%
2
10%
7
19.4%
6
3.8%
3
21.4%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.7%
3 614 34
20%
3
20%
1
4.2%
6
20.7%
1
25%
5
35.7%
7
17.1%
6
30%
7
19.4%
29
18.6%
3
21.4%
0
0%
2
28.6%
9
34.6%
4 950 52
30.6%
5
33.3%
4
16.7%
13
44.8%
2
50%
4
28.6%
12
29.3%
7
35%
13
36.1%
49
31.4%
3
21.4%
6
40%
3
42.9%
8
30.8%
Very Useful 1202 66
38.8%
5
33.3%
14
58.3%
8
27.6%
0
0%
5
35.7%
16
39%
5
25%
5
13.9%
71
45.5%
5
35.7%
8
53.3%
2
28.6%
5
19.2%

 9. Improve the quality of care for frail elderly family members.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3066 170 15 24 29 4 14 42 20 36 157 14 15 7 28
Not at all useful 94 8
4.7%
0
0%
2
8.3%
1
3.4%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.4%
1
5%
2
5.6%
2
1.3%
0
0%
1
6.7%
0
0%
2
7.1%
2 214 9
5.3%
2
13.3%
1
4.2%
3
10.3%
1
25%
1
7.1%
6
14.3%
1
5%
6
16.7%
6
3.8%
2
14.3%
1
6.7%
0
0%
3
10.7%
3 699 36
21.2%
5
33.3%
4
16.7%
5
17.2%
2
50%
4
28.6%
6
14.3%
7
35%
11
30.6%
25
15.9%
5
35.7%
2
13.3%
3
42.9%
6
21.4%
4 986 48
28.2%
4
26.7%
7
29.2%
11
37.9%
1
25%
3
21.4%
15
35.7%
6
30%
13
36.1%
61
38.9%
3
21.4%
7
46.7%
1
14.3%
11
39.3%
Very Useful 1073 69
40.6%
4
26.7%
10
41.7%
9
31%
0
0%
6
42.9%
14
33.3%
5
25%
4
11.1%
63
40.1%
4
28.6%
4
26.7%
3
42.9%
6
21.4%

 10. Strengthen money management skills for all Iowans.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3091 170 15 23 29 4 14 41 19 37 159 14 16 7 28
Not at all useful 65 5
2.9%
0
0%
1
4.3%
0
0%
0
0%
1
7.1%
1
2.4%
1
5.3%
1
2.7%
3
1.9%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
2 191 13
7.6%
1
6.7%
1
4.3%
1
3.4%
1
25%
0
0%
4
9.8%
1
5.3%
2
5.4%
4
2.5%
4
28.6%
2
12.5%
0
0%
2
7.1%
3 714 40
23.5%
7
46.7%
10
43.5%
8
27.6%
1
25%
2
14.3%
10
24.4%
5
26.3%
10
27%
33
20.8%
2
14.3%
4
25%
1
14.3%
10
35.7%
4 1106 60
35.3%
2
13.3%
4
17.4%
5
17.2%
1
25%
4
28.6%
13
31.7%
8
42.1%
14
37.8%
63
39.6%
2
14.3%
5
31.2%
3
42.9%
8
28.6%
Very Useful 1015 52
30.6%
5
33.3%
7
30.4%
15
51.7%
1
25%
7
50%
13
31.7%
4
21.1%
10
27%
56
35.2%
6
42.9%
5
31.2%
3
42.9%
7
25%

 11. Support families struggling with poverty.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3064 171 14 24 29 4 13 40 20 37 155 14 16 7 26
Not at all useful 107 6
3.5%
0
0%
2
8.3%
2
6.9%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.5%
1
5%
1
2.7%
3
1.9%
0
0%
1
6.2%
0
0%
3
11.5%
2 282 16
9.4%
1
7.1%
3
12.5%
3
10.3%
2
50%
1
7.7%
4
10%
2
10%
7
18.9%
8
5.2%
4
28.6%
0
0%
1
14.3%
2
7.7%
3 716 37
21.6%
5
35.7%
3
12.5%
7
24.1%
0
0%
3
23.1%
6
15%
7
35%
12
32.4%
26
16.8%
3
21.4%
3
18.8%
0
0%
8
30.8%
4 917 54
31.6%
4
28.6%
7
29.2%
6
20.7%
0
0%
4
30.8%
14
35%
8
40%
15
40.5%
48
31%
4
28.6%
8
50%
4
57.1%
7
26.9%
Very Useful 1042 58
33.9%
4
28.6%
9
37.5%
11
37.9%
2
50%
5
38.5%
15
37.5%
2
10%
2
5.4%
70
45.2%
3
21.4%
4
25%
2
28.6%
6
23.1%

 12. Help families, who have moved here from other cultures, to become successful.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3054 171 14 24 29 4 14 41 20 36 155 14 16 7 26
Not at all useful 154 8
4.7%
2
14.3%
2
8.3%
1
3.4%
0
0%
0
0%
2
4.9%
1
5%
0
0%
2
1.3%
2
14.3%
0
0%
0
0%
2
7.7%
2 371 23
13.5%
2
14.3%
5
20.8%
6
20.7%
2
50%
1
7.1%
3
7.3%
1
5%
7
19.4%
6
3.9%
2
14.3%
2
12.5%
0
0%
10
38.5%
3 846 44
25.7%
3
21.4%
6
25%
13
44.8%
0
0%
4
28.6%
9
22%
9
45%
12
33.3%
37
23.9%
2
14.3%
5
31.2%
2
28.6%
6
23.1%
4 940 51
29.8%
6
42.9%
6
25%
5
17.2%
1
25%
7
50%
19
46.3%
7
35%
15
41.7%
60
38.7%
4
28.6%
6
37.5%
3
42.9%
6
23.1%
Very Useful 743 45
26.3%
1
7.1%
5
20.8%
4
13.8%
1
25%
2
14.3%
8
19.5%
2
10%
2
5.6%
50
32.3%
4
28.6%
3
18.8%
2
28.6%
2
7.7%

 13. Create new opportunities for the current and future generation of farmers.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3072 167 15 23 29 4 14 41 20 36 158 14 15 7 27
Not at all useful 51 7
4.2%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.4%
0
0%
0
0%
2
1.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.7%
2 132 15
9%
1
6.7%
2
8.7%
2
6.9%
1
25%
0
0%
2
4.9%
0
0%
5
13.9%
9
5.7%
1
7.1%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.7%
3 512 33
19.8%
2
13.3%
6
26.1%
2
6.9%
1
25%
4
28.6%
11
26.8%
5
25%
8
22.2%
28
17.7%
4
28.6%
2
13.3%
1
14.3%
5
18.5%
4 1059 58
34.7%
5
33.3%
7
30.4%
8
27.6%
1
25%
3
21.4%
15
36.6%
8
40%
13
36.1%
56
35.4%
2
14.3%
5
33.3%
2
28.6%
7
25.9%
Very Useful 1318 54
32.3%
7
46.7%
8
34.8%
17
58.6%
1
25%
7
50%
12
29.3%
7
35%
10
27.8%
63
39.9%
7
50%
8
53.3%
4
57.1%
13
48.1%

 14. Strengthen agricultural production and processing to boost Iowa s economy.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3088 169 15 23 29 4 14 40 20 37 159 14 15 7 28
Not at all useful 49 5
3%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.4%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.5%
0
0%
0
0%
1
0.6%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
2 132 13
7.7%
1
6.7%
1
4.3%
1
3.4%
2
50%
0
0%
2
5%
0
0%
3
8.1%
12
7.5%
2
14.3%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
3 514 33
19.5%
1
6.7%
5
21.7%
3
10.3%
0
0%
4
28.6%
10
25%
3
15%
8
21.6%
28
17.6%
4
28.6%
1
6.7%
0
0%
6
21.4%
4 1032 60
35.5%
4
26.7%
8
34.8%
6
20.7%
1
25%
3
21.4%
9
22.5%
8
40%
14
37.8%
55
34.6%
1
7.1%
6
40%
0
0%
12
42.9%
Very Useful 1361 58
34.3%
9
60%
9
39.1%
18
62.1%
1
25%
7
50%
18
45%
9
45%
12
32.4%
63
39.6%
7
50%
8
53.3%
7
100%
8
28.6%

15. Develop new products that add value to agricultural commodities.
  Total
Polk East Pottawattamie West Pottawattamie Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren
Total 3050 167 15 22 29 4 14 39 19 36 156 14 15 7 28
Not at all useful 64 8
4.8%
0
0%
1
4.5%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
2.6%
0
0%
0
0%
2
1.3%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
1
3.6%
2 158 14
8.4%
1
6.7%
0
0%
3
10.3%
1
25%
1
7.1%
2
5.1%
0
0%
4
11.1%
12
7.7%
2
14.3%
1
6.7%
0
0%
0
0%
3 546 36
21.6%
2
13.3%
7
31.8%
3
10.3%
1
25%
3
21.4%
10
25.6%
4
21.1%
9
25%
30
19.2%
4
28.6%
3
20%
0
0%
8
28.6%
4 1002 55
32.9%
6
40%
6
27.3%
6
20.7%
1
25%
3
21.4%
13
33.3%
8
42.1%
11
30.6%
52
33.3%
2
14.3%
5
33.3%
1
14.3%
10
35.7%
Very Useful 1280 54
32.3%
6
40%
8
36.4%
17
58.6%
1
25%
7
50%
13
33.3%
7
36.8%
12
33.3%
60
38.5%
6
42.9%
6
40%
6
85.7%
9
32.1%