Georgia Case Study
Local Comprehensive Clean Indoor Air Ordinance in Georgia
Type(s) of Evaluation Planned or Conducted and Status
What is the status of your evaluation?
Do you address process evaluation?
Do you address outcome evaluation?
Briefly describe the evaluation design.
Telephone survey conducted by the ACS of 400 registered voters in Albany. The sample was weighted to demographically represent the city's registered voter population.
Data Collection Methods
Other: Telephone Survey of 400 Registered Albany Voters
Range of Intended Outcomes
Change in Norms
Other:Support for the major elements of the ordinance, and intentions re: dining at smokefree restaurants
List key evaluation findings and/or conclusions for each intended outcome.
The poll was a one-time activity, and therefore didn't track changes in behavior, attitude or knowledge over time. It did demonstrate that more than two-thirds of Albany registered voters supported the key elements of the ordinance:
- 69% supported a smoking ban in the workplace, except in enclosed and separately ventilated smoking rooms.
- 67% supported a smoking ban in restaurants, except in enclosed and separately ventilated smoking rooms.
- 68% supported a smoking ban in public buildings
The vast majority (92%) of Albany registered voters reported that they were more likely (49%) or just as likely (42%) to dine at a restaurant that is smokefree as one that allowed smoking.
Were evaluation findings and/or conclusions disseminated to policy and/or program intervention stakeholders?
The poll results were released at an Appreciation Rally held by the coalition to demonstrate the widespread community support for the ordinance. In addition, coalition members also individually shared the results with the city commissioners. The polling results were broken down by district, so that the coalition could demonstrate to each city commissioner the level of support for the ordinance in his/her district.
Briefly describe how evaluation findings and/or conclusions were used to inform program planning or development?
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