Community Attitudes Survey
The City of Dublin’s Community Attitudes Survey is conducted via telephone every few years, soliciting a range of opinions from randomly selected residents. This research gives residents of Dublin yet another voice. It allows the community to express opinions on myriad issues and, in doing so, provides City officials important data in planning for the future.
The City uses the data in guiding policy decisions to enhance and continue high-quality service delivery. In 2013, respondents cited improving traffic flow, implementing the Bridge Street District plan, and improving the library as their highest priorities. In return, City officials have continued to invest energy and resources into these areas.
“We highly encourage randomly selected residents to take part in this important research. We’re always striving to better serve our community, and I can’t think of a better way to accomplish that than talking directly with residents.” said City Manager Dana McDaniel.
Randomly selected residents will be invited to participate in the survey in mid- to late-January via phone by Saperstein Associates. Resulting data will be published later in 2016.
National Citizens Survey
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.
“Dublin is a truly remarkable community. Almost all of the community characteristics and services offered by the City of Dublin were given positive ratings from a majority of respondents. Year after year, Dublin’s results continue to be above average and Dublin also continues to maintain levels of service that surpasses the expectations of its residents.” Charissa Bowditch, Project Manager, National Research Center, Inc.
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.
2015 National Citizen Survey
- Community Livability Report
- Technical Appendices
- Geographic Cross Tabs
- Open End Report
- Trends Over Time
2012 National Citizen Survey
2009 National Citizen Survey
Community Attitude Survey
2013 Community Attitude Survey
Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey
2010 Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey
2008 Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey
2006 Public Opinion and Citizen Satisfaction Survey