ISUE Needs Assessment 2005
Completes and Partials
Report created on: 9/26/2005 7:56 AM
Counties with over 80 responses

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

 1. Improve the productivity of businesses in my community.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3087 86 108 164 101 167 159 90
Not at all useful 89 3
3.5%
0
0%
9
5.5%
2
2%
8
4.8%
2
1.3%
3
3.3%
2 291 10
11.6%
7
6.5%
16
9.8%
11
10.9%
22
13.2%
18
11.3%
9
10%
3 879 18
20.9%
33
30.6%
50
30.5%
34
33.7%
49
29.3%
57
35.8%
20
22.2%
4 1068 39
45.3%
36
33.3%
53
32.3%
23
22.8%
55
32.9%
53
33.3%
28
31.1%
Very Useful 760 16
18.6%
32
29.6%
36
22%
31
30.7%
33
19.8%
29
18.2%
30
33.3%

 2. Increase the number of jobs by helping businesses to expand.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3082 86 108 162 101 170 159 89
Not at all useful 105 2
2.3%
2
1.9%
6
3.7%
3
3%
8
4.7%
3
1.9%
7
7.9%
2 314 12
14%
11
10.2%
13
8%
12
11.9%
22
12.9%
18
11.3%
6
6.7%
3 768 20
23.3%
29
26.9%
34
21%
15
14.9%
36
21.2%
38
23.9%
15
16.9%
4 965 33
38.4%
29
26.9%
50
30.9%
31
30.7%
59
34.7%
63
39.6%
18
20.2%
Very Useful 930 19
22.1%
37
34.3%
59
36.4%
40
39.6%
45
26.5%
37
23.3%
43
48.3%

3. Improve the skills and abilities of local workers.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3095 86 110 166 101 170 160 90
Not at all useful 60 1
1.2%
3
2.7%
4
2.4%
1
1%
3
1.8%
2
1.2%
3
3.3%
2 240 7
8.1%
8
7.3%
11
6.6%
9
8.9%
10
5.9%
8
5%
6
6.7%
3 696 18
20.9%
29
26.4%
24
14.5%
15
14.9%
42
24.7%
39
24.4%
18
20%
4 1157 36
41.9%
41
37.3%
66
39.8%
33
32.7%
59
34.7%
71
44.4%
29
32.2%
Very Useful 942 24
27.9%
29
26.4%
61
36.7%
43
42.6%
56
32.9%
40
25%
34
37.8%

 4. Improve nutrition for all Iowans.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3114 85 111 165 102 172 159 94
Not at all useful 57 1
1.2%
2
1.8%
0
0%
1
1%
8
4.7%
3
1.9%
2
2.1%
2 182 4
4.7%
13
11.7%
4
2.4%
4
3.9%
5
2.9%
3
1.9%
4
4.3%
3 582 15
17.6%
22
19.8%
28
17%
15
14.7%
27
15.7%
22
13.8%
19
20.2%
4 1090 32
37.6%
44
39.6%
47
28.5%
35
34.3%
52
30.2%
51
32.1%
28
29.8%
Very Useful 1203 33
38.8%
30
27%
86
52.1%
47
46.1%
80
46.5%
80
50.3%
41
43.6%

 5. Improve the health of all Iowans.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3114 85 111 167 102 170 159 94
Not at all useful 54 1
1.2%
1
0.9%
2
1.2%
1
1%
5
2.9%
3
1.9%
0
0%
2 157 5
5.9%
10
9%
6
3.6%
2
2%
8
4.7%
2
1.3%
5
5.3%
3 611 13
15.3%
27
24.3%
23
13.8%
11
10.8%
32
18.8%
24
15.1%
19
20.2%
4 1072 33
38.8%
42
37.8%
58
34.7%
37
36.3%
45
26.5%
52
32.7%
29
30.9%
Very Useful 1220 33
38.8%
31
27.9%
78
46.7%
51
50%
80
47.1%
78
49.1%
41
43.6%

 6. Improve food safety practices.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3104 86 110 164 102 171 159 94
Not at all useful 48 0
0%
1
0.9%
0
0%
0
0%
6
3.5%
3
1.9%
2
2.1%
2 185 4
4.7%
12
10.9%
5
3%
7
6.9%
8
4.7%
7
4.4%
1
1.1%
3 695 20
23.3%
25
22.7%
46
28%
16
15.7%
36
21.1%
30
18.9%
26
27.7%
4 1125 32
37.2%
47
42.7%
54
32.9%
37
36.3%
59
34.5%
52
32.7%
28
29.8%
Very Useful 1051 30
34.9%
25
22.7%
59
36%
42
41.2%
62
36.3%
67
42.1%
37
39.4%

7. Strengthen parenting skills.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3112 86 111 167 102 173 160 92
Not at all useful 66 1
1.2%
3
2.7%
2
1.2%
1
1%
8
4.6%
2
1.2%
2
2.2%
2 147 4
4.7%
4
3.6%
4
2.4%
3
2.9%
7
4%
4
2.5%
2
2.2%
3 482 10
11.6%
20
18%
17
10.2%
15
14.7%
24
13.9%
26
16.2%
14
15.2%
4 983 33
38.4%
34
30.6%
45
26.9%
19
18.6%
48
27.7%
48
30%
29
31.5%
Very Useful 1434 38
44.2%
50
45%
99
59.3%
64
62.7%
86
49.7%
80
50%
45
48.9%

 8. Improve the availability of quality child care.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3078 86 111 166 100 170 156 91
Not at all useful 97 1
1.2%
1
0.9%
3
1.8%
3
3%
5
2.9%
1
0.6%
3
3.3%
2 215 6
7%
13
11.7%
7
4.2%
8
8%
13
7.6%
6
3.8%
2
2.2%
3 614 19
22.1%
20
18%
20
12%
17
17%
34
20%
29
18.6%
20
22%
4 950 29
33.7%
37
33.3%
42
25.3%
18
18%
52
30.6%
49
31.4%
30
33%
Very Useful 1202 31
36%
40
36%
94
56.6%
54
54%
66
38.8%
71
45.5%
36
39.6%

 9. Improve the quality of care for frail elderly family members.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3066 85 106 163 99 170 157 91
Not at all useful 94 2
2.4%
2
1.9%
1
0.6%
2
2%
8
4.7%
2
1.3%
3
3.3%
2 214 6
7.1%
12
11.3%
8
4.9%
6
6.1%
9
5.3%
6
3.8%
3
3.3%
3 699 21
24.7%
27
25.5%
23
14.1%
12
12.1%
36
21.2%
25
15.9%
25
27.5%
4 986 30
35.3%
31
29.2%
54
33.1%
34
34.3%
48
28.2%
61
38.9%
27
29.7%
Very Useful 1073 26
30.6%
34
32.1%
77
47.2%
45
45.5%
69
40.6%
63
40.1%
33
36.3%

 10. Strengthen money management skills for all Iowans.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3091 85 110 166 98 170 159 92
Not at all useful 65 1
1.2%
3
2.7%
1
0.6%
2
2%
5
2.9%
3
1.9%
2
2.2%
2 191 6
7.1%
8
7.3%
9
5.4%
6
6.1%
13
7.6%
4
2.5%
3
3.3%
3 714 16
18.8%
22
20%
37
22.3%
18
18.4%
40
23.5%
33
20.8%
26
28.3%
4 1106 36
42.4%
44
40%
52
31.3%
39
39.8%
60
35.3%
63
39.6%
30
32.6%
Very Useful 1015 26
30.6%
33
30%
67
40.4%
33
33.7%
52
30.6%
56
35.2%
31
33.7%

 11. Support families struggling with poverty.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3064 86 108 165 95 171 155 92
Not at all useful 107 4
4.7%
2
1.9%
3
1.8%
4
4.2%
6
3.5%
3
1.9%
4
4.3%
2 282 9
10.5%
14
13%
5
3%
7
7.4%
16
9.4%
8
5.2%
9
9.8%
3 716 21
24.4%
25
23.1%
29
17.6%
17
17.9%
37
21.6%
26
16.8%
22
23.9%
4 917 29
33.7%
39
36.1%
54
32.7%
24
25.3%
54
31.6%
48
31%
16
17.4%
Very Useful 1042 23
26.7%
28
25.9%
74
44.8%
43
45.3%
58
33.9%
70
45.2%
41
44.6%

 12. Help families, who have moved here from other cultures, to become successful.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3054 86 110 163 96 171 155 93
Not at all useful 154 2
2.3%
5
4.5%
4
2.5%
7
7.3%
8
4.7%
2
1.3%
6
6.5%
2 371 11
12.8%
17
15.5%
10
6.1%
6
6.2%
23
13.5%
6
3.9%
9
9.7%
3 846 25
29.1%
30
27.3%
49
30.1%
22
22.9%
44
25.7%
37
23.9%
19
20.4%
4 940 32
37.2%
36
32.7%
48
29.4%
27
28.1%
51
29.8%
60
38.7%
28
30.1%
Very Useful 743 16
18.6%
22
20%
52
31.9%
34
35.4%
45
26.3%
50
32.3%
31
33.3%

 13. Create new opportunities for the current and future generation of farmers.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3072 86 110 162 100 167 158 92
Not at all useful 51 1
1.2%
4
3.6%
1
0.6%
0
0%
7
4.2%
2
1.3%
2
2.2%
2 132 2
2.3%
4
3.6%
7
4.3%
4
4%
15
9%
9
5.7%
5
5.4%
3 512 14
16.3%
22
20%
31
19.1%
11
11%
33
19.8%
28
17.7%
15
16.3%
4 1059 30
34.9%
44
40%
63
38.9%
37
37%
58
34.7%
56
35.4%
32
34.8%
Very Useful 1318 39
45.3%
36
32.7%
60
37%
48
48%
54
32.3%
63
39.9%
38
41.3%

 14. Strengthen agricultural production and processing to boost Iowa s economy.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3088 86 109 160 100 169 159 93
Not at all useful 49 0
0%
2
1.8%
2
1.2%
1
1%
5
3%
1
0.6%
3
3.2%
2 132 3
3.5%
6
5.5%
11
6.9%
1
1%
13
7.7%
12
7.5%
2
2.2%
3 514 16
18.6%
16
14.7%
31
19.4%
15
15%
33
19.5%
28
17.6%
18
19.4%
4 1032 28
32.6%
47
43.1%
59
36.9%
35
35%
60
35.5%
55
34.6%
29
31.2%
Very Useful 1361 39
45.3%
38
34.9%
57
35.6%
48
48%
58
34.3%
63
39.6%
41
44.1%

15. Develop new products that add value to agricultural commodities.
  Total
Boone Greene Linn Muscatine Polk Story Woodbury
Total 3050 86 109 158 100 167 156 90
Not at all useful 64 2
2.3%
2
1.8%
5
3.2%
2
2%
8
4.8%
2
1.3%
3
3.3%
2 158 3
3.5%
7
6.4%
10
6.3%
3
3%
14
8.4%
12
7.7%
6
6.7%
3 546 20
23.3%
19
17.4%
30
19%
14
14%
36
21.6%
30
19.2%
19
21.1%
4 1002 27
31.4%
44
40.4%
54
34.2%
30
30%
55
32.9%
52
33.3%
25
27.8%
Very Useful 1280 34
39.5%
37
33.9%
59
37.3%
51
51%
54
32.3%
60
38.5%
37
41.1%