Local Government

Charlottesville Gas Division - Safety

Surveys to evaluate general knowledge and the impact of education efforts regarding natural gas safety on the general population and on businesses and excavators working in the area. Work replicates studies done in 2008.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Reston Community Center Survey 2009 -- Execution Phase

The purpose of the 2009 Reston Community Center Citizen Satisfaction Survey was to assess current and projected future use of programs and facilities, as well as citizen priorities for recreational needs within the context of anticipated increases in population and tax base related to the metro Silver Line. The survey introduced new questions to assess the community`s priorities for indoor recreational facilities and to provide information for discussions about budget and growth decisions for the future.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Organizational Survey 2010

Prince William County commissioned the Center for Survey Research to conduct its fourth biennial survey of all full and part-time employees. The purpose of the survey was to assess employee satisfaction with their work environment and whether or not employees are living out the county`s vision and values.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Reston Community Center Survey 2009 -- Design Phase

This phase of the 2009 Reston Community Center project was specifically for the purpose of designing and developing the project. Time was spent consulting with the client and the Reston Board of Supervisors on the content of the survey and the protocol for implementing the study which included a CSR experimental design. CSR worked directly with the Reston Community Center Director to define the experimental protocol which involved the use of an address-based sampling plan.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

VDH SASS: Alternative septic regulations

In spring 2009 the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services in the Office of Environmental Health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) contracted with the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia to design and conduct a survey of Virginia residents regarding proposed emergency regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems. In spring 2009 the Division of Onsite Sewage and Water Services in the Office of Environmental Health at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) contracted with the Center for Survey Research (CSR) at the University of Virginia to design and conduct a survey of Virginia residents regarding proposed emergency regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Fairfax County DFS 2009

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services survey is a client satisfaction survey. The survey is a self-administered paper survey that is mailed to clients` home addresses. The survey was mailed to a random sample of 3500 clients. The survey also included a telephone follow-up to approximately 25% of the non-respondents. All questionnaires were made available in English and five additional languages: Vietnamese, Farsi, Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. This was the second survey conducted for the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

Loudoun County Needs Assessment

CSR and LCDFS collaborated to design three survey questionnaires. A) web-based survey of human services programs in the county to help understand the array of human services resources already in place b) mail survey sent to 2,200 households in Loudoun and c) `lobby survey` placed at ten human service agencies for clients to fill out and return anonymously. Project design used a stakeholders workshop about and two focus groups to guide the creation of a viable instrument that was used for both main resident distribution and for the agency lobbies. CSR and LCDFS also added a community assets inventory to inform discussions about resources already in-hand. CSR provided all analysis and a full written report of the findings from the surveys.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Immigration Supplement

Semi-structured, tape recorded telephone interviews with selected residents of Prince William County, to probe more deeply into opinions about the County`s illegal immigration enforcement policy. Results were analyzed qualitatively for use in the final report of the 2-year evaluation study of the policy carried out by CSR and PERF.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC Citizen Satisfaction 2009

Annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey for Prince William County, VA was based on a dual-frame sample that included Random Digit Dialing of landline phones and cell phones. The survey included new questions, introduced in 2008, to track changes related to the County`s illegal immigration enforcement policy. This year`s results showed significant increases in many satisfaction items.
Year
2009
Area of Survey Study

PWC CS_2008 Supplement

This brief report is a supplement to the 2008 Prince William County Citizen Satisfaction Survey. For the present analysis, the complete 2008 dataset was divided into 3 sub-datasets: RDD & targeted listed (the original landline design); RDD & Targeted Listed & General Listed (the modified landline design); and RDD & Targeted Listed & General Listed & Cell-Phone (the new design). With regards to the results, analysis of the different 2008 sub-datasets indicates no clear direction of the impact of change in design. The results were mixed as some items showed significant increase in satisfaction ratings while other showed significant decrease in satisfaction ratings, depending on which designs are used to compare the years.
Year
2008
Area of Survey Study