State Legislators’ Perceptions of Kids Count

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Conference of State Legislatures

August 19, 2004


This report shares the results of a multi-pronged survey effort dedicated to one cause: KIDS COUNT. It reveals how legislators and their staff really feel about KIDS COUNT and tells what these groups like  — and don’t like — about the initiative’s data book. Readers will also learn how KIDS COUNT is helping to guide lawmakers — no matter which way they’re leaning — toward a brighter, healthier future for all of America’s children. 

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Key Takeaway

Both parties agree: KIDS COUNT is making a difference

Regardless of political affiliation, a majority of legislators surveyed say that they believe KIDS COUNT has had a moderate or major impact on public awareness and public policy.

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