State Legislative Leaders’ Perceptions of KIDS COUNT

Summary of Research Findings

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the State Legislative Leaders Foundation

September 30, 2004

Summary

This report recaps results from a survey offered to 333 state legislative leaders and devoted to one topic: KIDS COUNT. Readers will learn what the lawmakers think about KIDS COUNT, what they like and don’t like, and exactly how they use the KIDS COUNT Data Book in the legislative arena to help build a brighter, fairer landscape for America’s children. 

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Key Takeaway

KIDS COUNT is an essential resource for today’s politicians

We asked our state legislative leaders what they thought about Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book. Their answer? We know of it, use it, and—most important—value it. 

Findings & Stats

And the Survey Says…

Among state legislative leaders surveyed, nearly 90% report being satisfied with the information available in the KIDS COUNT Data Book. 

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