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Top Ten Reasons to Conduct The National Community Survey™

The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™) gathers resident opinion across a range of community issues, measuring community livability and providing local governments with the data they need to make meaningful decisions.  This popular and powerful assessment tool is the only resident survey endorsed by both the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National League of Cities (NLC).


Top Ten Reasons to Conduct The National Community Survey™


1.   The NCS™ has been tested in more than 350 jurisdictions.


2.    The NCS™ has been used for almost 15 years.


3.    The NCS™ is the only resident survey offered in partnership with ICMA, as it has been since 2001.


4.    The NCS™ receives the highest marks for its low cost, high validity and strong customer support.


5.    With benchmark data from across the country, the community can compare its performance to the nation or to like locations.


6.    Participating jurisdictions are eligible to compete for the prestigious Voice of the People’s (VOP) Awards.


7.    The NCS™ jurisdictions have premier access to the promising practices that have made VOP winners of other jurisdictions.


8.    The NCS™ has been administered to over 400,000 residents of U.S. jurisdictions.


9.    Over 90% of jurisdictions that have used The NCS™ would recommend it to others.


10.  At under $15,000 The NCS™ is cost efficient and helps to allocate millions of dollars.


Those who have used The NCS™ have also conducted:


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