Monday, March 11, 2013

UIS conducts extensive quality of life survey

A survey of the community will be used to determine the quality of life for residents of Sangamon County. The University of Illinois Springfield partnered with the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and the United Way of Central Illinois to conduct the survey.

The survey will be conducted every two years for the next 10 years. It will involve more than 500 Sangamon County residents who use both landline phones and cell phones, and will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Survey director Ashley Kirzinger, who is the director of survey research at UIS, thinks it will provide useful information.

"I think it's important for local leaders to have the opinion of Sangamon County residents, but there hasn't been a survey done like this in the past 10 years, so this way, local leaders will have the opinions of Sangamon County residents," she said.

Calls for the survey will begin this Monday. The results will be available beginning early this summer.

The story was featured by WICS-TV on March 8, 2013.

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