Louisiana Survey shows many state residents retain conservative views
BATON ROUGE - The 2016 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affair at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, indicates that Louisiana’s residents continue to hold primarily conservative views.
The state survey shows just over half of Louisiana residents are still opposed to legal recognition of same-sex marriage, despite last year’s ruling by the Supreme Court that states can’t refuse to recognize the marriages.
The survey took into account a number of social and cultural issues including same-sex marriage, allowing businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples, abortion, gun control and the removal of images representing the former Confederacy from public space.
The 2016 survey also showed broad support for transparency and public access to government records, but support remains sensitive to what kinds of records are at issue.
The findings of the seventh Louisiana Survey are available online at http://pprllsu.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Louisiana-Survey-2016-Report-Seven-FINAL.pdf.
The Louisiana survey has been tracking public opinion in the state regarding contemporary issues and challenges facing Louisiana along with economic, social and political trends since 2003. All Louisiana Survey reports can be found at http://pprllsu.com/projects/.