Citizen surveys, also called community surveys, citizen satisfaction surveys, and public opinion surveys, are a way for residents to provide statistically valid feedback about their community. These quarterly surveys are collected via mail, phone, and online. The feedback can then be used to help shape local government decisions, initiatives, and budgets. 

There are thirty-four citizen survey questions within mySidewalk. Each citizen survey question is answered on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being 'very dissatisfied', 3 being 'neutral', and 5 being 'very satisfied'. The responses for each geography are averaged, excluding the blanks and the 'don't know' values. In addition, the count of each response was tabulated, with responses of 1 and 2 counted as 'dissatisfied', response of 3 being 'neutral', and response of 4 or 5 as 'satisfied. 

Some cities had questions asked on a 1-4 point scale, with 1 being 'very dissatisfied' and 4 being 'very satisfied'. These answers we converted to the standard 1-5 scale using the formula x2 = (4/3) * x - (1/3) so that 1 remained 1, 2 becomes 2 1/3, 3 becomes 3 2/3 and 4 becomes 5. 

The available citizen survey data varies by city, year, and geography. Every city did not ask all 29 questions, therefore some questions for every city will be without data. The cities that have citizen survey data available are listed below. The year(s) for which data is available are in parentheses and the levels of geography at which the data is available are listed below each city name. 

--- Florida ---

Coral Springs (2017)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Ft Lauderdale (2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Hallandale Beach (2017)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Miami (2017)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

Miami Beach (2016)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

--- Iowa ---

Des Moines (2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group.

--- Kansas ---

Johnson County (2017)
Available at county, place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Kansas City (2016)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

Lawrence (2015)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

Olathe (2014, 2015, 2016)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Overland Park (2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Shawnee (2015)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

Wyandotte County (2016)
Available at county, place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

--- Maryland ---

Baltimore (2014, 2015)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group.

--- Missouri ---

Gladstone (2016)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

Independence (2016)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Kansas City (Fiscal Years 2015, 2016, 2017 Q1 and Q2)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group.

Saint Joseph (2016)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

--- Nevada ---

Las Vegas (2015, 2016) Available at place, city council, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group. 

--- North Carolina ---

Chapel Hill (2015)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Charlotte - Mecklenburg County (2016)
Available at county, place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Durham (2015, 2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

High Point (2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Raleigh (2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

Wilmington (2017)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group.

--- Oklahoma ---

Oklahoma City (2016, 2017)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

--- Texas ---

Austin (2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group.

Fort Worth (2017)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group.

Pflugerville (2017)
Available at place, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

San Antonio (2014, 2016)
Available at place, city council district, ZIP code, census tract, and census block group.

--- Virginia ---

Arlington (2015)
Available at place, ZIP code, neighborhood, census tract, and census block group. 


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