Favorability of state universities is strong among New Mexico residents. Overall, 62 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of state universities.
Demographically, 67 percent of New Mexico residents identifying themselves as registered Democrat favor state universities; compared to 60 percent favorability among registered Republicans.
Geographically, residents living in the Eastern and Albuquerque Metro areas have the highest favorability toward state universities.
Favorability of the Medical System is lukewarm among New Mexico residents. Overall, 47 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the medical industry.
Demographically, strongest favorability of the medical industry can be found among residents over 65 years of age and have an income between $40,000 and $60,000.
Geographically, residents living in the Albuquerque area, where medical care is more prevalent in other parts of the state.
Favorability of Public Schools has slipped eight percent since 2011. Overall, 39 percent of all New Mexico residents have a favorable impression of public education.
Favorability of national banks is low among New Mexico residents. Overall, 30 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of National Banks.
Demographically, national banks have the strongest level of support among lower household income (less than $20,000) and residents over the age of 65 years.
Geographically, national banks have pockets of favorability among New Mexico residents in the Eastern and Northwest parts of the state.
Favorability of local banks is strong among New Mexico residents. Overall, 61 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the local banking industry.
Demographically, local banks have strong favorability among those under the age of 34 years and over the age of 64 years. There is also strong favorability with residents whose annual incomes are between $40,000 to $59,999.
Geographically, local banks enjoy the strongest support among residents living in Eastern New Mexico.
Favorability of the farm & ranching industry is high among New Mexico residents. Overall, 72 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the farm and ranch industry.
Demographically, favorability is strong across all groups. The strongest favorability is seen among residents between the ages of 50 and 64 years and an annual income between $40,000 and $60,000.
Geographically, the farm and ranch industry has the highest favorability where there is significant industry activity (85 percent in Eastern New Mexico).
Favorability of the solar and wind industry is strong among New Mexico residents. Overall, 66 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the solar & wind industry.
Demographically, residents in the 35-49 year old age group are the strongest supporters of the solar/wind industry. In addition, residents with annual incomes less than $20,000 and over $80,000 have strong favorability of the industry.
Favorability of the mining industry is mixed among New Mexico residents. Overall, 27 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the mining industry.
Demographically, mining enjoys the strongest support among males as well as residents over the age of 50. In addition, residents who are registered as Republican and have been in the state for less than eight years have a strong support of the mining industry.
The seventh annual Garrity Perception Survey results are tabulated! In the months ahead we will drill down on what is happening with favorable perceptions in the energy industry. Some entities are seeing a big bump, others a bit of a bust. Also, how are New Mexico residents engaging the retail market place? We will explore what is happening and provide some insights about who is more prone to shop online and at what price point.
The 2016 Garrity Perception Survey provided direction for the business community on how its leaders needs to be more involved in helping to turn around New Mexico’s languishing economy. It also provided some signs that the presidential vote was a “change” election in the making.