A current demographic trend has been the increasing number of individuals who are age 65 or older. This trend has led to new demands for more, or different, services to meet the needs of this growing segment of the population. In order to prepare for this demographic shift, the Burruss Institute conducted a series of surveys to analyze the needs of seniors. The data will support Fulton County’s effort to understand, address, and respond to the needs of this community.
The Georgia Smart Energy Industry Coalition Survey is an effort by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Smart Energy Society (SES) to quantify the economic impact of the smart energy industry in Georgia. Smart energy companies are considered companies that work to reach the goals of current policy initiatives to reduce waste and polution while maintaining a safe and affordable.The results of this survey will assist State Agencies and Policy Makers in understanding the significance of this emerging industry sector on Georgia’s jobs and economic growth.
In the fall of 2009 and again in the spring of 2011, the A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University conducted surveys of residents in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties as well as the city of Atlanta to gauge their perceptions on a number of “quality of life” issues related to government services and other characteristics of their local areas. The surveys were conducted by telephone from the Institute’s Telephone Survey Laboratory.
2011 Graduate Program Interest
In the spring of 2011 The Burruss Institute conducted an online survey of Kennesaw State University undergraduate students. The focus of the study was to ascertain the level of interest in graduate school amongst KSU's Undergraduate student population. The results of the survey indicated that the majority of KSU's undergraduate students were interested in continuing their education at the graduate level, and their preferred destination was KSU.
In response to the economic downturn of 2008 in the United States, the Association County Commisioners of Georgia sponsored a study to investigate the impact of the downturn on Georgia's counties. A total of 105 of Georgia's 159 counties responded to the survey. Results of the study indicated that neither per capita income nor incluscion in Metropolitan Statistical Areas were adaquate differences to determine the severity of the downturn's impact. Rather all responding counties indicated some negative impact associate with the economic downturn.
In July 2009, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) contracted with the A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University (Burruss) to survey the GMA member cities to learn how they are coping with the economic downturn. The survey asked cities a wide range of questions regarding recent budget history, expenditure adjustments, and revenue changes for the current fiscal year and for the upcoming year.