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Louisiana Survey Results (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-08

Duration: 00:05:53

Subjects: Public opinion polls | Economy | LSU Public Policy Research Lab | Goidel, Kirby | Political ethics | Political corruption | Taxes | Education | STATE BUDGET | State Budget Cuts | Health Care | CIGARETTE TAXES | Sin taxes


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • LaFleur, Donna Photographer
  • LaFleur, Donna Editor
  • Goidel, Kirby Interviewee
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the May 8, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Kirby Goidel of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab on the results of the 2009 Louisiana Survey. Goidel discusses: the economy as the main area of concern; how people think the budget shortfall should be handled; areas proposed for budget cuts; the changing view on ethics reforms and corruption; the positive view of “sin taxes” in the areas of gambling, alcohol, and cigarettes; support for protecting education and health care from budget cuts; and the willingness of voters to follow strong leadership in the state. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford