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First Wisconsin Economic Scorecard Released

The inaugural Wisconsin Economic Scorecard conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) finds some optimism among state residents.

Conducted March 26-30, 2012, the poll found nearly half (45%) of Wisconsin's residents expect the economy to improve over the next year, although 48% have experienced at least one personal financial problem during the past six months. For full results, see

The Wisconsin Economic Scorecard is a new quarterly poll of Wisconsin residents conducted by the UWM Center for Urban Initiatives and Research in cooperation with Milwaukee public radio station WUWM and The survey measures perceptions of the health of Wisconsin's economy as well as personal economic circumstances of Wisconsin residents.

This inaugural poll is a random digit dial telephone survey of 545 Wisconsin residents. The margin of error is +/- 4.2% at the 95% confidence interval. Learn more about applied research services offered by CUIR.