2016 Oak Creek Citizen Priority Assessment Results Now Available

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Earlier this year, the City contracted with Cobalt Community Research to conduct a random sample survey of Oak Creek residents to gauge their opinions on a variety of topics including City services, budgeting priorities, and transportation infrastructure.

The goals of the study were to aid the City in budgeting and strategic planning decisions, and to determine our residents’ opinions on which City services should have priority. With significant decisions ahead for our City leadership, it's important to measure and understand our current performance and compare it statewide, regionally, and nationally, as well as against the benchmark data from the 2011 survey.

The survey was developed from a random sample of 1,500 residents taken from voter records. There were two survey mailings to increase the rate of response. These were sent out in April and May 2016. The response rate for the random sample was 29 percent (440 surveys returned). Additionally, there were 138 volunteer responses. In total, this results in a margin of error of +/- 4.0 at a 95 percent confidence interval. The summary report includes aggregated sample and volunteer responses.

On June 21, 2016, Cobalt Community Research presented the survey findings to the Common Council. The presentation and survey results can be found below.