The National Citizen Survey (NCS) measures the “livability” of communities across the nation. The City of Dublin participated in the survey in 2009, 2012 and 2015. Once again, Dublin residents gave high marks – in most cases above the national average – in most categories.
The NCS captures residents’ opinions regarding community characteristics, governance and participation. “Great communities are partnerships of the government, private sector, community-based organizations and residents, all geographically connected,” the report states. The results demonstrate that Dublin is not just a place where people live – it’s a place people want to live.
In January 2015, 1,939 randomly selected households received the NCS in the mail. Of that, 780 residents – representing a 40% response rate – completed the survey. (Average response rates for a mailed resident survey range from 25% to 40%.) Response rates by ward ranged from 38% to 45%.
The NCS is a collaborative effort between National Research Center and the International City/County Management Association. The survey and its administration are standardized to assure high quality research methods and directly comparative results across NCS communities.
National Citizen Survey
Community Attitude Survey
Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey
2008 Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey
2006 Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey