Mayor asks Baltimore residents to take quality of life survey

Data used by agencies to shape priorities

September 02, 2014|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore residents are asked to participate in a survey measuring qualify of life issues in the city, online and by phone through Sept. 29, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.

The Citizens Survey, which has been conducted since 2009, serves as a report card for the city, Rawlings-Blake said. City agencies use the data to write their budget proposals and gauge their performance.

The mayor urged residents to participate.

"It is imperative that we have a clear understanding of what issues are impacting our communities," Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "This survey is an opportunity for residents to offer their full perspective on current conditions and what we as city leaders can do to improve."

One of the survey's strengths is providing time-trend data that measures changes in residents' attitudes, behaviors, and quality of life indicators, according to the mayor's office. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Because the survey is a scientific study, residents are asked to answer all of the questions.

To take the survey online, go to

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