The Town of Erie prepares a survey for residents biennially. Your participation in this survey is very important and helps inform the Erie Board of Trustees to make decisions that affect our Town and identify priorities. Review results from previous surveys below.
2023 Results Dashboard
The Results Dashboard is provided by Polco/NRC. Discover more about livability in Erie, as ranked by residents:
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- How did you get my address?
The National Research Center is contracted with the Town of Erie to conduct this survey. Your address was sampled at random from a list of all addresses from the post office. This is a standard service offered by the post office. It is not a Town of Erie government file and no household member is named in the file.
- What is the purpose of requesting the person who most recently had a birthday complete the survey?
We have randomly selected households within our jurisdiction to receive the survey. We would also like to choose in an unbiased way a person within each household to complete the survey. This way we ensure the results are representative of our community as a whole. While it may seem a bit strange, using the “birthday method” is a simple way to select an adult from within each household without permitting bias in our results.
- The person in my household who most recently had a birthday, is not very informed about the issues covered in the survey. Can someone else in my household who is more informed take the survey.
We would prefer that the person in your household who most recently had a birthday complete the survey. The “birthday method” described in the letter creates the most representative sample of our jurisdiction. You’ll be surprised at how much you can contribute.
- I received your survey, and while I own the property that it was sent to, I don’t live there. What should I do?
The resident of the property should complete the survey.