Los Alamos County has contracted with National Research Center (NRC) to conduct its biannual community survey. The survey will begin mailing out to randomly selected homes in Los Alamos and White Rock this week. Residents can take the survey online using a provided link, or, complete a paper copy and return it to NRC in a postage-paid envelope to be tabulated. Surveys will be collected until Oct. 20 and results will be available to the public in late November. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey, which assists the County in evaluating quality of life as well as County services and operations. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 survey also includes a special section of questions related to residents and their response to the pandemic, which will be used to assist the County’s Emergency Management Division in its ongoing outreach and response.
NRC is a leading research and evaluation firm specializing in community surveys for local governments. The County’s survey is using NRC’s National Community Survey instrument as a baseline, which for the first time will provide valuable benchmark data for performance against other communities.