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This dataset contains survey results from the 2018 National Community Survey for Boulder. The survey contained a broad range of questions, including quality of life, priorities for city government, ratings of city services, communication and outreach, use of city facilities and programs, and demographics. Two versions of the survey results are included--the 'scientific' version which used a random sample of households and includes survey weights; and an online 'opt-in' version that was open to the general public.

See https://bouldercolorado.gov/city-manager/community-survey for more information, including methodology and summary documents.

This survey was administered by the National Research Center. The terms of use for data from this National Community Survey states that the data should not be used for commerical purposes. See 'Terms of Use' document and contact the National Research Center if more information is needed.

Data and Resources

Format Title and Description
2018 Community Survey - Scientific Sample (Labels)

2018 Community Survey - Scientific Sample (Labels)

Scientific, random sample of the 2018 Boulder community survey. This version of the data uses labels, e.g. text descriptions for each answer option. Use the 'wt' variable to apply weights to the dataset.

2018 Community Survey - Scientific Sample (Values)

2018 Community Survey - Scientific Sample (Values)

Scientific, random sample of the 2018 Boulder community survey. This version of the data uses values, e.g. numeric values for each answer option. Use the 'wt' variable to apply weights to the dataset.

2018 Community Survey - Opt-In Sample (Labels)

2018 Community Survey - Opt-In Sample (Labels)

Opt-in, non-randomized sample of the 2018 Boulder community survey from an open web survey. This version of the data uses labels, e.g. text descriptions for each answer option.

2018 Community Survey - Opt-In Sample (Values)

2018 Community Survey - Opt-In Sample (Values)

Opt-in, non-randomized sample of the 2018 Boulder community survey from an open web survey. This version of the data uses values, e.g. numeric values for each answer option.

2018 Community Survey - Variable Dictionary

2018 Community Survey - Variable Dictionary

Dictionary of all the survey questions, or variables, used in the 2018 Boulder community survey.

Terms of Use from National Research Center

Terms of Use from National Research Center

Details on the National Research Center's terms of use for the National Community Survey data.

Areas of Inquiry

Use the information below to explore possible uses for this dataset.

What are the most popular community perceptions on city issues? How do perceptions vary by demographics? Do survey results differ dramatically between the random sample and opt-in surveys?

Details

Maintained By Amy McMahon
Author N/A
Update Frequency As Needed
Department City Manager's Office
Categories General Government and Community Profile
Sustainability Framework Category Livable Community
License Creative Commons CCZero This material is Open Data
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