Can we rely on the results of the survey?

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.

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1. How did you get my address?
2. What is the purpose of requesting the person who most recently had a birthday complete the survey?
3. 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.
4. I received your survey, and while I own the property that it was sent to, I don’t live there. What should I do?
5. I live outside of the Town of Erie. Should I complete the survey?
6. I doubt that you are interested in my opinion, since I rarely leave my home. Should I really complete the survey?
7. Why did you send each household 2 surveys?
8. If I filled out the survey when I first received it, should I fill it out again now that I have received a second copy?
9. I was not sent a survey, but I would be happy to complete one, and I think you should be interested in my opinion.
10. Can we rely on the results of the survey?
11. What will be done with the results?