Ball State University has unveiled its 2014 Hoosier Survey and it shows jobs top the list of Hoosier concerns.

The poll, done in conjunction with WISH-TV, of 600 adult Hoosiers revealed job creation was their top priority at 78%, crime and public safety came in second at 69% and improving local schools ranked third at 67%.

The poll also showed…

  • 75% were either satisfied or very satisfied with local schools.
  • 82% supported expanding fully-funded pre-K programs for all Hoosier kids.
  • 71% believed education policy should be shared between the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education.
  • 39% thought the state should hold on to its surplus, while 31% believed some of it should be spent on programs.
  • 52% believed the state should allow Sunday alcohol sales and 57% thought cold beer should be allowed in liquor stores.

Indy Politics spoke with Raymond Scheele and Joseph Losco of the Bowen Center for Public Affairs about the Hoosier Survey. You can hear their comments below. It runs approximately 15 minutes.