City Seeks "Quality of Life" Feedback
Eden Prairie's biennial Quality of Life Survey is underway and the City is inviting residents to participate in the online survey now through Friday, Jan. 18.
The survey — officially called The National Citizen Survey™ — is administered by National Research Center, Inc. and includes questions about quality of life in the community, ratings of local government services and resident use of services. The data is designed to provide a baseline of how city government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of Eden Prairie and make comparisons with peer cities in Minnesota and across the nation.
A random and scientific sample of 2,000 Eden Prairie households have received invitations to participate in the survey over the past several weeks. Now the City is inviting residents who have not yet participated to take the survey online. Results from the online opt-in survey will be weighted and analyzed separately from the scientific sample group.
About The National Citizen Survey™
The NCS™ was among the first scientific surveys developed to gather resident opinion on a range of community issues, and has been used in more than 350 jurisdictions across 46 states. The NCS is a cost-effective survey of resident opinion and an important benchmarking tool that allows for comparison among communities. Communities using The NCS have reported that the tool improved service delivery, strengthened communications with community stakeholders and helped leaders identify clear priorities for use in strategic planning and budget setting. The NCS is the only citizen survey endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities.