Los Alamos County’s bi-annual citizen survey results are now available for the public to review on the News page of the County’s website at www.losalamosnm.us.
In addition, copies for public review are available at the 311 Customer Care Center located at 150 Central Park Square or at the reference desk of either public library.
The firm under contract to conduct the County’s survey was CRC & Associates, LLC. They randomly selected approximately 400 County residents to participate in a 20-minute phone survey or street interview.
The survey included a variety of questions about County programs and services, community needs, quality of life, media and information resources, openness and transparency of government, economic development and housing needs.
The Los Alamos Daily Post will breakdown the various segments of the survey in a followup report but is pleased to note that in Los Alamos and White Rock, 65.6 percent of respondents regularly get their news from online news outlets or online newspapers. This varied from 48.9 percent for those over 65 to 80.0 percent of those 18-34.
Also noted in the survey, “The most popular online sources were the Los Alamos Daily Post, CNN, and the New York Times. These were followed by Fox News, the Los Alamos Monitor, the Albuquerque Journal, and MSN.“
The County has been regularly conducting citizen satisfaction surveys since 1996. County staff use the information gained from the survey to help guide the County’s goals for service and program improvements.