How do you like Manhattan? You might get a chance to let city officials know as they roll out the 2019 Community Survey.
City administration will be randomly sampling about 5,000 households to receive an invitation to participate in the survey — which will ask residents their thoughts about quality of life in the city and how satisfied they are with city services. The survey will be distributed via email, though 1,000 households with no listed email will receive a mailed postcard with the link and residents can also request a paper copy. Surveys will be sent out March 18th, responses will be kept confidential.
“Moving the survey online will allow the City to reach more households at a lower cost, while also ensuring the sample is representative of the Manhattan population. Each neighborhood will [be]represented proportionately within the sample based on the total number of households within city limits.” said Jared Wasinger, assistant to the city manager. “We want to see a high response rate, so we’re asking residents to be on the lookout for an email or postcard in case they have been selected.”
The city has collected the survey every two years since 2015, increasing the number of residents surveyed each go around as well. Administration will present the results to Manhattan City Commissioners in the summer.
Read more about previous surveys at the City of Manhattan website.