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From WisconSays: What Says Wisconsin?

In June of 2023, the Supreme Court voted to disband the use of race in college admissions. About half of American adults disapprove of considering race and ethnicity in college admissions, with opinions varying considerably by party identification (PEW 2023). Results from a recent WisconSays survey show attitudes are similar among Wisconsin adults: 47% oppose affirmative action in college admissions, 31% support it, and 22% say they don’t know. These results, however, vary substantially by political party.

Wisconsin Farmers Retirement Study

Researchers at UW-La Crosse and UW-Madison are conducting the Wisconsin Farmer Retirement Study to learn more about how Wisconsin farmers are planning for the continuation of their farm and retirement or semi-retirement, as well as their interactions with the Social Security Administration.

La Follette and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel partner to highlight what matters to Wisconsin with UWSC’s WisconSays Panel

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are collaborating to share insights on how Wisconsinites feel about important policy topics through a yearlong project called the Main Street Agenda. The WisconSays/La Follette Survey being used for the Main Street Agenda is a subset of the new WisconSays opinion panel based out of the UW-Madison Survey Center.

Madison Area Lakes Water Quality Study

The Madison Area Lakes Water Quality Study aims to understand Dane County residents’ use of the Madison area lakes and their attitudes towards water quality. The study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Participants were randomly selected from all addresses in Dane County.