Sangamon County residents might get a phone call in the next several days as the first Citizen Survey is underway. The UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership, the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and the United Way of Central Illinois want to measure the quality of life in the county.
The UIS Survey Research Office is conducting the work. It’s director, Dr. Ashley Kirzinger, says questions will focus on areas like recreation, health, the economy, government, public safety and more….
KIRZINGER ‘We’re hoping local leaders will take the opinions of Sangamon County residents seriously. But right now, we don’t know what Sangamon County residents feel on a variety of these issues. So it would be nice to at least have a measure of that.”
This citizen survey will be done every two years over the next decade. Kirzinger says this year’s findings will be a benchmark that can be measured in the future. 500 people will be randomly selected. The survey takes an estimated 15 minutes to complete. Hear our interview with Dr. Kirzinger: