2015 City of Columbia Citizen Survey
The City of Columbia conducted its seventh DirectionFinder survey during the winter of 2015. The City’s first DirectionFinder survey was conducted in the spring of 2003. The purpose of this survey was to assist the City in its on-going effort to identify and respond to resident concerns while also assessing citizen satisfaction with the delivery of major city services, helping determine priorities for the community and measuring strategic performance.
The survey packet, which included a cover letter, the seven-page survey and a postage paid return envelope, was mailed to a random sample of households in the City of Columbia. The cover letter explained the purpose of the survey and encouraged residents to return their surveys via mail or online. Approximately 10 days after the surveys were mailed, residents who received the survey were also contacted by phone. Those who indicated that they had not returned the survey were given the option of completing it by phone. Of the households that received a survey, a total of 1,016 completed the survey.
To view the 2015 Citizen Survey as one document, click the image below (appendices not included in full report- files are at the bottom of this page). Below the image, the document has been broken out into sections for easier navigation and more manageable file sizes.