Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Survey: 'Economy and jobs' remains top issue for Floridians

This year's Sunshine State survey of what's important to Floridians again shows that the economy and jobs are the No. 1 issue.

The good news is that 30 percent of those surveyed cited that topic as their top concern in the 2014 survey released Thursday. That's down significantly from 44 percent in 2012 and 56 percent in 2008, when the recession started. Still, the economy and jobs are cited more than twice as often in this year's survey as the second-highest response: education and public schools, picked by 12 percent of those surveyed.

The Sunshine State survey, administered by the University of South Florida and the Nielsen Co., involved 1,875 telephone interviews conducted this summer with Florida adults.

Times staff

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