Yes. The Town of Erie Community Survey is a scientific survey conducted by the National Research Center (NRC). NRC has over 20 years conducting survey research for local governments and literally wrote the book on citizen surveying. The survey has a statistically valid margin of error of +/- 3%. With this margin of error, you may conclude that when 60% of survey respondents report that a particular service is “excellent” or “good” somewhere between 57% and 63% of all Erie residents are likely to feel the same way.