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Results Include Thoughts on Politicians, Flight Patterns, Etc.

News Release — Oct. 31, 2017

Anne Arundel County residents see drugs as the most pressing issue in the area, are evenly split on BWI’s flight pattern issues and give job approval ratings: County Executive Steve Schuh rose to his highest so far — 49 percent — while Gov. Larry Hogan and President Donald Trump stayed stabled at 75 and 34 percent respectively.

These are just a few findings from Anne Arundel Community College’s Center for the Study of Local Issues’ (CSLI) fall 2017 semiannual survey of 553 Anne Arundel County residents interviewed from Oct. 6 to 12.

Dan Nataf, political professor and director of CSLI, collaborated with college faculty and personnel​​, advisory board members,​ and students to produce the findings.​ The survey included several benchmark questions that always are used, along with original questions.

Some new sections of the fall survey included questions dealing with attitudes on confederate symbol removal, transgender people in the military, and whether people thought Trump sufficiently condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis after Charlottesville. The focus on tolerance and diversity also included a section on attitudes regarding intermarriage between people of different races/ethnicities, religions or parties.

For specifics, a deeper dive into results or for prior findings visit the CSLI project site. Contact Nataf with comments or questions at 410-777-2733 or

About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 47,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. 




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