Note: The City of Boulder Open Data Catalog will be migrating to a new platform in fall 2020. A link to the new dataset location is included here under 'Data and Resources'. Please bookmark https://open-data.bouldercolorado.gov/ as the future site of Boulder Open Data.
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.
Data and Resources
|Format||Title and Description|
|2018 Community Survey - Scientific Sample - Live View||
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 - Opt-In Sample - Live View||
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 - Variable Dictionary||
Dictionary of all the survey questions, or variables, used in the 2018 Boulder community survey.
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?