August 28, 2023 12:00pm

Local government hiring, election integrity and social media use

Power Poll respondents chime in on local government hiring, election integrity and social media use

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Piedmont Triad Correspondent

A plurality of respondents expect local government agencies to continue thier struggles to fill vacant position. Nearly half said they expect 2024 hiring issues to be about the same in 2024 as they are now. As many said things would inprove (21%) as said hirign struggles to get worse.

Overall there seems to be a guarded confidence in the fairness of the upcoming 2024 election. A quarter of respondents said they were very confident the election will be fair, and more than half said they were at least somewhat confident. About one in five responded they have no confidence at all.

Lots of interesting responses to our question about respondents' reactions to the upheaval of social media in the last year or so. Most said they were still with their social media outlet of choice. But there has been some movement to alternatives including Threads, TikTok and Truth Social. A few have left social media altogether, while others expressed pride in not being social media users at all.

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About Power Poll: Power Poll asks questions of the most powerful, influential people in U.S. cities. It is not a scientific survey. But because the people responding to the surveys comprise the leadership structure of their cities, the results afford a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of those in a position to make change. Power Poll is distinctly nonpartisan.

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