ON-Lion Letter
Only two percent of Wisconsin residents believe they can trust state government to do what is right almost all the time, according to The Wisconsin Citizen Survey, December 2007.  Just six percent believe that the ethics of the state legislature have gotten better over the last decade.

Only 12% of Wisconsin residents believe that voters have the power to determine what their state government spends, moreover, and 82% believe that it is lobbying groups, the survey finds.

The Wisconsin Citizen Survey is commissioned and published by The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute in Thiensville, Wis., which is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  The report on December 2007's survey was written by Michael LaVelle, president of Diversified Research in Irvington, N.Y., and WPRI president James H. Miller. 

Thirty percent of the poll's 600 randomly selected Wisconsin residents mentioned controlling health-care and prescription-drug costs as the problem needing the most attention from state government.  Twenty-one percent mentioned reforming the tax system.

Wisconsin residents overwhelmingly oppose allowing illegal immigrants to apply for a state driver's license by a margin of 76% to 19%, it also finds.  Eighty-six percent of residents oppose allowing illegal immigrants to receive discounted tuition at the University of Wisconsin; 10% support it.

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus four percent.
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