FAQ FOR SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
How was I selected to be part of this survey?
Each year we collect the publicly available contact information for government officials across the 50 states and at the local, state, and federal level. For each survey, we then select the relevant group from this contact list to invite to participate. Some surveys are meant specifically for one level of government, while other surveys span all three. If you have received one of our surveys, then you were randomly selected from our list of government officials for a particular survey. We value your input and hope you’ll consider being part of of this new initiative!
I am having technical difficulties with completing the survey. What should I do?
Please contact us, and we will ensure you receive help or a fresh survey link.
I am a local government official but have not received a formal invitation to participate. Can I be part of the survey?
Unfortunately, to maintain the validity of our random sampling methodology, you can not participate in the surveys unless you are invited. However, if you would like to be involved in our initiative in another way or have feedback you wish to share, please contact us.
Will my responses remain confidential?
Absolutely! We treat the security of your personal information with the utmost care. None of the data is put online until all personally identifying information is removed.
How long will each survey be?
Although each survey varies somewhat, the average survey time is around 10 minutes.
Can I see the results of the survey?
Yes! One of our aims is to produce data that can be used by government officials to learn about others. After each survey, we will send all participants who request it a link to the summary report of the findings. We will also post this report on our website for others who are interested.