In 2007, 151 senior Congressional staff members were asked about the Casey Foundation and KIDS COUNT, a Casey project providing annual data on national and state-by-state indicators of child well-being. The findings from that survey are provided in this report. 

December 7, 2007

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    The methodology used to survey top Congressional aides.

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    How aware Congressional staff are of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and KIDS COUNT data products.

  3. 3

    How Congressional staff use child well-being data.

  4. 4

    What percentage of Congressional staff surveyed consider the KIDS COUNT Data Book credible.

  1. 5

    How partisan and ideological differences impact survey results.

Key Takeaway

Over 75% of staff familiar with the Data Book think it is clear, understandable, credible, relevant to legislators and useful.

58% of those familiar with the KIDS COUNT Data Book use it to do background research on an issue.

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