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Hoosier Survey Results Released!

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2016 Hoosier Priorities For The General Assembly

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Dr. Joseph Losco, Director Ball State University Despite an improvement in the state’s economy, the number of Hoosiers citing job creation as the number one priority for the Indiana General Assembly ticked up four percentage points over last year.  Reducing crime (67%) and improving public schools (66%) followed in second and third places respectively with…
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Portrait of Millennial Hoosiers in the 2016 Election

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Dr. Joseph Losco, Director Ball State University Hoosiers between the ages of 18 and 29 (generally described as Millennials) make up about one-fifth of the state’s population.  In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama to victory in a state that seldom turns blue fueled by a turnout rate of 48%. Youth enthusiasm sagged in 2012 dipping…
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