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1. This document, FCS6006A, was produced in conjunction with the Program Development and Evaluation Center, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: April 1999. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide research, educational inform ation and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida / Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean 2. Steve Jacob, assistant professor, W. R. Summerhill, professor emeritus, and Larry R. Arrington, associate dean for Extension, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication; Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. FCS6006A Florida Citizens Viewpoint 1999 Survey: Self-Identified Educational Needs of Florida Citizens, Appendix 1 Steve Jacob, W.R. Summerhill, and Larry R. Arrington 2 All Questions and Results of the1999 Florida Citizens Viewpoint Survey Survey Questions and Results Listed below are some potential educational needs that may exist in communities. We would like to have your opinion as to the priority that each should be given in your community. Do you think it is a (1) low priority, (2) moderate priority, or (3) high priority educational need for your community? (Please circle one response for each item.) Table 1A. Survey Question 1. First, we would like to ask you about some potential educational needs relating to youth and teens in your community. Low Priority Moderate Priority High Priority Teen Smoking Prevention 13.724.9 61.3 Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention 7.8 16.3 75.9 Teen Pregnancy Prevention 10.420.6 69.0 Life Skills for Youth 9.0 25.2 65.7 Career Exploration for Youth 10.627.3 62

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Florida Citizens Viewpoint 1999 Survey: Self-Identified Educational Needs of Florida... Page 2 October 2000 Table 2A. Survey Question 2. Now we would like to ask about some potential educational needs in health, nutrition, and food safety. Low Priority Moderate Priority High Priority Coping with Chronic Diseases (for example diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) 14.439.0 46.6 Healthy Lifestyles (exercise, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol abuse etc.) 11.234.1 54.7 Topics Relating to Aging (housing, care, health, etc.) 14.542.1 43.4 Nutrition Education 15.740.4 43.8 Safe Food Handling in the Home 18.337.3 44.4 Restaurant and Commercial Safe Food Handling 13.227.7 59.1 Table 3A. Survey Question 3. Next, we would like to ask you about some potential educational needs related to family and home. Low Priority Moderate Priority High Priority Parenting Programs (infant care, child development, etc.) 9.5 28.8 61.6 Training for Child Care Providers 8.6 24.5 67.0 Training for Nursing Home Workers 9.8 21.2 69.0 Family Financial Management 10.942.1 47.1 Health Insurance Options (Medicare, long-term care, etc.) 9.5 33.0 57.4 Home Upkeep and Repair 19.148.5 32.5 Home Landscape Design and Maintenance 33.347.7 19.1 Proper Home Use of Pesticides and Fertilizers 18.538.5 43.0 Effective Gardening Methods 37.846.0 16.2 Table 4A. Survey Question 4. We would like to ask you about some potential natural resource educational needs in your community. Low Priority Moderate Priority High Priority Conservation of Wildlife Habitat and Endangered Species 17.832.3 49.9 Solid Waste Reduction 14.931.7 46.6 Stewardship of Woodlands 18.135.1 46.7 Control of Destructive and Invasive Plants 20.339.0 40.7 Protecting the Marine Environment 11.325.1 63.7

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Florida Citizens Viewpoint 1999 Survey: Self-Identified Educational Needs of Florida... Page 3 Table 4A. Survey Question 4. We would like to ask you about some potential natural resource educational needs in your community. Low Priority Moderate Priority High Priority October 2000 Water Recreation and Safety 12.833.7 53.5 Prevention of Water Pollution 7.3 20.3 72.4 Energy Conservation 7.4 30.5 62.1 Table 5A. Survey Question 5. Finally, we would like your opinion about some potential economic and community development needs. Low Priority Moderate Priority High Priority Natural Disaster Preparedness 8.6 25.8 65.6 Community Leadership Skills Development 17.947.1 35.0 Volunteer Skills Development 19.347.4 33.3 Crime Prevention and Safety 6.0 27.9 66.2 Community Economic Development 12.848.4 38.8 Improved Farming Practices 29.741.2 29.2 Improved Business Management Skills 16.348.3 35.4 Table 6A. Survey Question 6. Prior to this Survey, had you heard of any of the following organizations or groups? Organizations Percentage having heard of the organization University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) 39.0 Cooperative Extension Service 32.0 4-H Clubs 80.0 Master Gardeners 25.0 Family and Community Educator Clubs 15.0 Expanded foods and nutritional educational program 19.0

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Florida Citizens Viewpoint 1999 Survey: Self-Identified Educational Needs of Florida... Page 4 October 2000 Table 7A. Survey Question 7. Finally, we need to ask you a few questions about you and your household. Do you live in a city, suburb of a city, small town, or rural area? Area Type Percentage City 39.9 Suburb of a City 28.3 Small Town 17.8 Rural Area 14.0 Table 8A. Survey Question 8. In what year were you born? Age Statistics Years of Age Mean Age 48 Age Range 18-96 Age Standard Deviation 19 Table 9A. Survey Question 9. What is your gender? Gender Percentage Male 43 Female 57 Table 10A. Survey Question 10. In the past 12 months did you or a member of your household participate in or receive information from the Cooperative Extension Service (County Extension Agents office)? Received Information from Extension? Percentage Yes 9.2 No 90.8

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Florida Citizens Viewpoint 1999 Survey: Self-Identified Educational Needs of Florida... Page 5 October 2000 Table 11A. Survey Question 11. IF YES, did you participate or receive information in any of the following areas? Area Percentage Agriculture or Horticulture 4.8 Wildlife, Forestry or Fisheries 3.7 Family and Consumer Sciences 3.1 4-H/Youth 5.3 Community or public affairs 2.6 Marine sciences 6.6 Energy conservation 4.3 Table 12A. Survey Question 12. How many years have you lived in the local area? Years in Community Statistics Years Mean Years 17 Years Range 1-96 Years Standard Deviation 17 Table 13A. Survey Question13. How many people, including yourself, live in your household? Number of Members in the Household Statistics Members Mean Members 2.6 Members Range 1-10 Members Standard Deviation 1.5 Table 14A. Survey Question 14. What is the highest level of education that you have completed? Degree Percentage Less than High School 10.2 High School 55.2 B.A. or B.S. degree or greater 34.6

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Florida Citizens Viewpoint 1999 Survey: Self-Identified Educational Needs of Florida... Page 6 October 2000 Table 15A. Survey Question 15. Which of the following best describes your current employment status? Employment Status Percentage Employed for pay by a company, business, or government 47.0 Self-employed 9.5 Laid Off Looking for Work .9 Unemployed 4.2 Homemaker 6.9 Retired 27.1 Refused 4.4 Table 16A. Survey Question 16. Which of the following categories best describes your 1998 total household income from all sources before taxes? Income Category Percentage Less than $15,000 18.7 $15,000-$29,999 20.1 $30,000-$44,999 23.2 $45,000 or above 38.0