JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A newly formed group of high-profile community leaders has released the results of survey of how Jacksonville's citizens feel about their city.

The Jacksonville Civic Council may be a new, most of the 51 members invited to join are known as community leaders in the city, including business owners and CEOs. Their goal is to develop an action play to improve Jacksonville, but their first step was to take the pulse of the city's voters.

More than half of the people polled want to see lower crime rates, a balance budget, more jobs and better public schools. And while most respondents want to see the Jaguars stay in Jacksonville, they ranked public safety, education and fixing the budget mess as higher priorities for elected officials.

A six-week study by Washington, D.C.-based polling firm American Viewpoint found a majority of people though the city was going in the right direction, but voters overwhelmingly believe city government should do more to solve the city's problems.

LINK: Full Jacksonville Civic Council Survey Presentation

More than half of the people polled want to see lower crime rates, a balance budget, more jobs and better public schools. And while most respondents want to see the Jaguars stay in Jacksonville, they ranked public safety, education and eliminating wasteful spending should be higher priorities for elected officials.

The research was done through interviews as well through focus groups.