First, thank you for your interest in completing the 2014 Local Environment Survey. Only a few local governments have been randomly selected to participate in this survey, so your participation is valuable. Please complete this survey even if you know other people doing so – the more responses we receive from each location, the better.
This survey is part of a larger research effort, affiliated with University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs. The purpose of this research is to better understand what local governments in the United States are doing to protect the environment, and why. This may help local governments (and state and federal policymakers) better support those efforts.
Completing the survey should take you 15-30 minutes. In fact, you should try to complete it relatively quickly – don't spend time agonizing over your answers, or checking their accuracy. Just answer each question as well as you can, and then move on.
The information you provide will be treated confidentially. Feel free to contact the lead researcher - Ryan Bodanyi, at (401) 829-6192 or by email - if you have any questions or concerns before you get started.
On the next page, you'll formally be asked to consent to participate in this research – although you can stop participating at any time, simply by clicking out of the survey.
Again, thank you. Very little information exists about the environmental efforts of local governments in the United States – but with the generous participation of people like you, that can change.
1319 people have completed the survey so far - from all over the country