State Universities Fare Well Among Favorability of New Mexico Residents

New Mexico residents have a favorable opinion of state universities according to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS). Among the 17 industries surveyed, the state universities are the eighth most favorable institution in the state. Based on the survey, 61 percent of New Mexico residents are favorable of state universities. The scientific survey among New Mexico residents was conducted in late January 2020.

2020 GPS Teachers Public Schools

According to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents have unique perspectives of education. 

National Laboratories Receive 67 Percent Favorability Rating Among New Mexico Residents

New Mexico’s national laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have a high level of favorability among the state’s residents. 

Favorability of Financial Institutions Vary Based on Local versus National Banks

Wind and Solar Industry Favorability is 64 Percent Among New Mexico Residents

New Mexico residents have a favorable opinion of the wind and solar industry according to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS). Among the 17 industries surveyed, the renewable energy industry is the seventh most favorable industry in the state. The scientific survey among New Mexico residents was conducted in late January 2020.

Film and Motion Picture Industry Favorability is 70% Among New Mexico Residents

New Mexico residents have a very favorable opinion of the Film and Motion Picture Industry according to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS). Among the 17 industries surveyed, the film and motion picture industry is the third most favorable in the state, tied with New Mexico community colleges. The scientific survey among New Mexico residents was conducted in late January 2020.

How New Mexico Residents Access News and Information #GPS2020

In 2020, traditional media sources (television, newspaper, radio) are still the preferred media when getting news and information. New Mexico residents are most likely to say television is their primary news source, followed by newspaper and radio news.

#GPS2020 Closer Look: Newspapers

In 2011 that newspaper ranked as the second most accessed information source in New Mexico. Fast forward to 2020, it dropped to fourth out of six sources, behind internet news sites and radio.

GPS 2020 People & Professions

When it comes to who New Mexico residents trust, blood is thicker than water.

We're not able to choose our family but we sure do trust them.

Residents were asked to rate the trustworthiness of various people using a five-point scale where five is completely trust and one is completely distrust

The large majority (76%) of New Mexicans view their family members or relatives as being trustworthy. Of this group, women were more likely to trust family members and relatives (81%) then men (61%).

Police Officers Among Most Trusted Professions in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM. – New Mexico residents trust police officers, a trend that has been building since 2014 and the aftermath of isolated incidents throughout the state that created a crisis of confidence in the profession.  According to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS), conducted in January 2020, 58 percent of residents trust police officers, 22 percent are undecided and only 18 percent distrust police officers. Compared to the fifteen professions identified in the annual survey, Police Officers are the fifth most trusted people/profession.

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