BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Researchers at the Public Policy Research Lab at LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs in the Manship School of Mass Communication found that residents are most concerned about the economy, infrastructure, and education.

The Louisiana Survey polled 508 adult state residents through traditional random telephone-based surveys from across the state to find out how Louisianans view their government and its policies.

According to the survey’s results, it shows that two-thirds of respondents, or 66 percent, said the state is heading in the wrong direction and just 26 percent of respondents said the state is heading in the right direction, the smallest share in nearly two decades.

LSU Associate Political Communications Professor Dr. Michael Henderson is familiar with these issues. He knows that the state is famous for its potholes and understands the challenges the state is facing.

“This year it was practically noteworthy that we saw so many different things pointing in this direction of this sort of pessimism,” said Dr. Henderson.

“It’s important to be clear that we do these surveys to potentially help political leaders, and it’s interesting to see how the public responded to these questions,” Dr. Henderson added.

The survey will be conducted and polled every two weeks for the next couple of months. There could be some possible changes in a fluctuation of numbers either increasing or decreasing percentages.

To read the full report of the Louisiana Survey, click here.