Oak Park surveys residents

Questionnaire to identify priorities, quality-of-life issues for local leaders

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

The Village of Oak Park is surveying a random selection of residents by mail on a "wide range of community aspects and issues," according to a press release.

The village says it needs about 1,200 responses for the results to be statistically accurate.

The survey, which is being conducted by National Research Center Inc., takes about 15 minutes to complete, according to the village, and aims to "help policy makers better understand priorities for government action and citizen opinions on quality of life and public services."

NRC has assisted with surveys in Oak Park over the last 15 years, the results of which are available online at http://www.oak-park.us/your-government/village-manager/community-surveys.

The village press release notes that surveys were previously conducted by telephone, but response rates for telephone surveys have fallen in recent years and costs of conducting the surveys have increased, prompting the use of the mail-in survey instead.

More information is available on the village's website at http://www.oak-park.us.

Email: tim@oakpark.com

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John Butch Murtagh  

Posted: September 10th, 2015 4:02 PM

Without survey with professional analyst interpreting the results of the survey, it is all a waste of time and money!

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