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Wichita Participates in National Citizen Survey

Contact: Elizabeth Goltry, Principal Budget Analyst |

The City of Wichita is again participating in the National Citizen Survey, beginning on Friday and running through Feb. 23, Mayor Jeff Longwell announced during his weekly briefing on Thursday.

On Friday, residents may provide feedback on local government services in an opt-in online survey at The link will also be posted at This is in addition to questionnaires mailed to a random sample of 1,800 households in January. The results will be included in a final report that City officials will use to guide future decision-making. For example, survey results will be used during the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget process which is ongoing through early August.

The National Citizen Survey is administered by the National Research Center, Inc. It is the only citizen survey tool endorsed by the International City/County Management Association and the National League of Cities. The questionnaire and survey procedure were designed based on the experience of hundreds of local governments, ranging in size from small to large. Scientific sampling and weighting of the responses in each city ensure accurate and reliable results. Because each city's survey is developed using a standard template and many cities can be surveyed at one time, the National Citizen Survey is an efficient way to measure citizen opinion.  In the 17 years since its inception, the National Citizen Survey has been administered nearly 1,000 times in more than 400 cities and counties. The City of Wichita participated in the National Citizen Survey in 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

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