By RTH Staff
Published October 18, 2010
The Hamilton Civic League has just posted a summary of the door-to-door survey of residents' values and priorities they conducted over July and August of this year. You can download a spreadsheet [Excel format] summarizing the responses for each question. The League also submitted the same survey to the current roster of candidates and has published the responses they received [Excel 2007 format].
HCL volunteers prepared the 36-question survey in consultation with social science researchers to ensure that the survey does not ask biased or misleading questions. Volunteers attempted to ensure that they reached a proportionate sample of respondents for each area, among different dwelling types and different social and cultural groupings.
The League acknowledges that their volunteer availability meant some areas of the city did not receive full coverage, but aver that "within the context of statistical limitations, this data does provide an honest and accurate reflection of Hamiltonians' views on the issues posed."
The community results are currently available in summary form (the candidate results are available as actuals); RTH has requested a copy of the data to analyze in more detail.
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