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What did you think in 2005?

Read the result from surveys on The People News website: www.thepeoplenews.com

by Pete Edwards

With the welcoming of a new year it is traditional to look back at some memorable

happenings of the previous months. The People News will reflect these happenings by analyzing the monthly surveys posted on the publication's website www.thepeoplenews.com 

Each month, in order to better gauge reader sentiment,  the online version of the The People News asks a survey question of those visiting the site. The survey seeks input, usually regarding the front page story and local issues to help provide insight and help understand the public's point of view.

Even though the surveys were not formulated and monitored scientifically, and it would have been possible for a special interest group to slant the results, they do seem to

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reflect the general sentiment of replies to official surveys conducted locally. The People News will continue to post surveys on its website monthly during 2006.

January 2005
In order to be fiscally conservative and to save taxpayer dollars, would you support using land already owned by the City of Cleveland on which to build a new Mayfield School?
YES- 60% NO- 40%

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February 2005
Do you think the Tennessee Corrections Institute's staffing analysis accurately reflects actual staffing needs at the new Bradley County Jail?
YES- 47% NO- 53%

March 2005
Do you think the building of a larger Cleveland Municipal Airport with a longer runway on the Hardwick Field site is a good idea?
YES- 49% NO- 51%

April 2005
Are you in favor of the Tennessee Legislature imposing a new Privilege Tax if the proceeds were used for medical insurance for the uninsured and to support hospitals administering TennCare?
YES- 49% NO- 51%

May 2005

Would you support a federal requirement that all citizens carry a national ID card or drivers license containing electronic tracking and personal information as an aid to combat terrorism?
YES- 47% NO- 53%

June 2005
Would you support impeachment proceedings against Tennessee House Speaker

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Would you support the City of Cleveland, Tennessee, enacting a Taxpayer Bill of Rights similar to Spring Hill's and reducing its property tax rate to zero over the next five years?

Jimmy Naifeh, for abuse of power in regard to his violation of House rules dealing with HB 0887?
YES- 57% NO- 43%

July 2005
Do you believe that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the taking of private property by eminent domain to increase tax revenue will be abused by local governments?
YES- 67% NO- 33%

August 2005
Would you support the City of Cleveland, Tennessee, enacting a Taxpayer Bill of Rights similar to Spring Hill's and reducing its property tax rate to zero over the next five years?
YES- % NO- %

The website data collection became corrupted for the August 2005 survey. This survey question will be run again this month on this page. (Survey to the left)
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September 2005
Would you support the Promised Land Foundation building a facility capable of housing up to 500 recovering drug and alcohol abusers and homeless people in your neighborhood?
YES- 43% NO- 57%

October 2005
Considering the high cost, loss of individual rights and freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution and the failure of state and federal agencies to protect life and property in the New Orleans area, would you support the disbanding of the Department of Homeland Security? 
YES- 49% NO- 51%

November 2005
Do you agree that the George Washington University Battleground poll accurately reflects the sentiment of voters that both the Republican and Democrat parties are losing support and that the public are distrustful of government in general?
YES- 58% NO- 42%

Results for the December survey had not been tabulated at time of going to press.
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Read the story of Spring Hill's Taxpayer Bill of Rights and 0% property tax rate.

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