Voice Meeting Results

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Results from the first meeting of VOICE. See demographic results, and priorities for vision for the city of Omaha.

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Voice Meeting Results

  1. 1. Voice Omaha June 24, 2009 VOICE
  2. 2. Voice Omaha Voice is a non-partisan group dedicated to creating a more inclusive, just, transparent, sustainable and culturally vibrant Omaha by actively supporting leaders, policies and projects that advance this vision. VOICE
  3. 3. “Do you understand what VOICE is?” 44% 1. I’m into it 2. I’m confused, but I like it 27% 3. I think I’m into it 19% 4. I have no idea what VOICE is 9% 5. Where’s the 1% bathroom? 1 2 3 4 5 VOICE
  4. 4. How did you hear about VOICE? 50% 1. I’m still on Jim Esch’s campaign mailing list 2. Newspaper 3. Twitter 4. Friend 5. Facebook 6. Slowdown Newsletter 17% 7. Dude, I thought there 15% was a show tonight 7% 8. Other 3% 4% 4% 1% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 VOICE
  5. 5. How do you identify yourself? 1. African 83% American 2. Native American 3. Caucasian, non- Latino 4. Caucasian, Latino 5. Asian 6% 1% 3% 2% 5% 6. Other 1 2 3 4 5 6 VOICE
  6. 6. What is your gender? 1. Female 53% 2. Male 46% 3. Transgender 1% 1 2 3 VOICE
  7. 7. What is your age? 1. 21-29 50% 2. 30-39 3. 40-49 4. 50-60 26% 5. 60-69 14% 6. 70+ 6% 3% 1% 1 2 3 4 5 6 VOICE
  8. 8. What is your marital status? 1. Single 38% 2. In a relationship 32% 3. In a relationship, but still open 4. Married 18% 5. Divorced 6. Domestic 4% 5% Partner/Civil 3% Union 1 2 3 4 5 6 VOICE
  9. 9. What is your sexual orientation? 85% 1. Gay 2. Straight 3. Bisexual 4. Queer 5% 8% 2% 1 2 3 4 VOICE
  10. 10. Do you have children? 1. Yes 70% 2. No 30% 1 2 VOICE
  11. 11. How did you get to Omaha? 43% 1. I’m a Native Omahan 32% 2. Boomerang 25% 3. Transplant 1 2 3 VOICE
  12. 12. What is your combined annual family income level? 1. I’m a poor college 24% student 22% 2. I’m poor, not a college student 16% 3. $10,000-25,000 13% 13% 4. $26,000-$40,000 5. $41,000-$60,000 7% 6. $61,000-$80,000 5% 7. $81,000-$100,000 2% 8. $100,000+ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 VOICE
  13. 13. What is your political affiliation? 67% 1. Republican 2. Democrat 3. Independent 4. Green 5. Other 17% 6% 6% 4% 1 2 3 4 5 VOICE
  14. 14. Who did you vote for in the last Presidential election? 1. Barack Obama 94% 2. John McCain 3. Other 4. Didn’t vote for either 3% 1% 2% 1 2 3 4 VOICE
  15. 15. Who did you vote for in Omaha’s last mayoral election? 1. Jim Suttle 71% 2. Hal Daub 3. Other 4. Didn’t vote for either 19% 8% 2% 1 2 3 4 VOICE
  16. 16. Why did you attend this evening’s meeting? 77% 1. I want to be engaged in the future of our city 2. I am looking for a hook up 3. I didn’t have anything better to do 18% 4. I am spying to see what the “other side” is up to 2% 1% 2% 5. I am just curious 1 2 3 4 5 about VOICE VOICE
  17. 17. How do you feel about the future of Omaha? 1. Super Excited 52% 2. Cautiously Optimistic 3. I just live here 4. I’m moving 23% ASAP 16% 5. Indifferent 2% 5% 3% 6. A little cynical 1 2 3 4 5 6 VOICE
  18. 18. Roundtable Discussion #1 What are the two biggest issues facing the City of Omaha? VOICE
  19. 19. Roundtable Discussion #2 What are two action steps that can be taken to impact these issues? VOICE
  20. 20. Biggest Issues facing the City of Omaha (Select 2) 1. Access to mental health care 45% 2. Sustainability/ recycling 39% 3. Social injustice/racial and economic disparity 4. Lack of city funding and transparency 23% 5. Inequitable access to education 19% 6. Poor public transportation 17% 17% 7. Reaching a collective community vision 11% 10% 8% 8. Coordination and cooperation 7% of public and private partners 9. Lack of institutional innovation and community engagement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10. Urban/economic development and smart urban growth VOICE
  21. 21. Voice Omaha – VALUES (Most Important) 1. Engagement and 28% 28% Community Involvement 2. Transparency 3. Equal Opportunity 15% 15% and Social Mobility 4. Advocacy for Arts 8% and Culture 5% 5. Sustainability 6. Smart Urban Development 1 2 3 4 5 6 VOICE
  22. 22. After tonight’s meeting, what do you think about VOICE and its potential to impact the future of Omaha? 45% 43% 1. You have no idea what you’re doing 2. Nice try 3. This could really go somewhere 10% 4. When’s the next 1% 1% meeting 5. A little cynical 1 2 3 4 5 VOICE
  23. 23. Voice Omaha Thank You! voiceomaha.org VOICE

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