APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Communication Challenges

Gulf of Mexico Region

TABLE 8j.

Communicating Coastal or Marine Planning Information to Users (Question #19): Gulf of Mexico

LEVEL OF EASE # %
Very Easy 4 4.0
Somewhat Easy 24 24.0
Neutral 32 32.0
Somewhat Difficult 23 23.0
Very Difficult 9 9.0
Not Applicable 8 8.0
TOTAL 100 100.0

Table 8j shows how 100 respondents from the Gulf of Mexico coastal region rated the ease with which they communicate coastal or marine planning information to users of their planning practice, analysis, and research. 28% responded that communicating coastal or marine planning information is very or somewhat easy, while 32% responded that communicating coastal or marine planning information is very or somewhat difficult. 8% of respondents apparently do not communicate coastal or marine planning information to users, as indicated by their "Not Applicable" response.

Because other questions in this series allowed multiple responses, it is not possible to produce valid regional cross-tabulations for them.