2. How many residents responded? Do they really represent Norfolk’s population?

922 residents responded to the mail survey. The survey asked people to describe their demographic information. To be considered representative of our residents, a total of 750 responses were needed.  It was great that our residents responded well above the minimum needed. The demographic information which people provided was  compared to the U.S. Census information to make certain the residents answering the survey were similar to the Norfolk population as identified in the 2020 Census. 

313 responses were received in the second phase of the survey responses. Since this part of the survey could be completed by any resident, it does not reflect all the Norfolk population. While not representative, these responses were important to capture the priorities and opinions of any resident who wished to be included in the responses.

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1. 1. I saw that the City of Norfolk surveyed residents about their opinions about city services. When was this done and why wasn’t I asked my opinion?
2. 2. How many residents responded? Do they really represent Norfolk’s population?
3. 3. Why did Norfolk conduct a survey and why was it in 2022?
4. 4. What will be done with the results?
5. 5. The results that about statistical significance and MOE. What does all that mean?
6. 6. The results Where can I get a copy of the survey results?
7. 7. Where can I get a printed copy of the survey results?