The Sunshine State Survey is the most anticipated nonpolitical survey which gathers Floridians opinions on a wide range of economic, social and emerging issues.
The goal of this annual survey is to provide the state's government, business and not-for-profit-leaders, as well as citizens, an in-depth analysis of public opinion on a wide range of issues.
MacManus says government officials and businesses look forward to the results and rely on the information found in this survey.
"You certainly can see both private and public individuals and businesses taking a look at this data and deciding how to push their case one way or another about a key issue," MacManus said.
The seven most-cited issues in the survey this year are (in descending order): economy and jobs, environment, crime and policing, education and schools, health care, government officials and immigration.
The rest of the Sunshine State Survey results will be released over the next three weeks.
To find out more about the survey and to look at the results, visit http://sunshinestatesurvey.org/