How to Use Solve The Budget!

Hello! Welcome to the Solve The Budget Survey.

Solve the Budget is a game designed to give Louisiana residents a fun, interactive educational experience.

This page will give you some tips on how to get the most out of your Solve The Budget experience!

When you first begin the survey you will be presented with a bar graph with gray and red sections. The gray section represents the budget currently available, while the red section represents the gap in the budget that needs to be addressed. A perfectly balanced graph will have no red left, and may even have some green representing extra money in the budget.

Each choice you make will have an affect on the budget, either by increasing or decreasing the gap. To get the most out of your Solve The Budget experience, make sure to answer every question. Doing so will show you what compromises and sacrifices are necessary to properly balance the budget.

If at any point you feel the need to start over, there is a reset option near the top of the page. Choosing the reset option will give you a clean slate to work with.

Once you're happy with your choices, you can submit your survey. There are submission options at the top of the page and at the bottom, and either one will submit your survey.

Once you submit your Solve The Budget responses, you will be taken to a page where you can give us a bit of information about yourself! While this process is entirely voluntary, the Solve The Budget team deeply appreciates your input. We work hard to ensure that our puzzle is inclusive and reaches as much of Louisiana's diverse population as possible. Knowing more about our players helps us attain that goal.

Finally, you will be taken to a page where you can see how others have chosen to respond to the questions posed in the survey. If you wish to have a copy of these results, you will be provided with an option to download the results.