Hopkinton Citizen Survey Results 2013

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At the October 1, 2013 Hopkinton Board of Selectmen meeting, the National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) presented the results of the recent survey it conducted on behalf of the town. The presentation explained that it was a valid scientific survey using a random selection of 1,200 households and that the data was statistically weighted to reflect the population. Here is a snapshot of the results.

Thumbs Up from Residents:

  • Overall Quality of Life in Hopkinton
  • Land Use
  • Overall Appearance
  • Public Safety
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Utility Services
  • Town Parks
  • Town Recreation Programs
  • Educational Opportunities
  • As a Place to Raise Children
  • Overall Image of Hopkinton
  • Town Employees
  • Library Programs
  • A move toward single-stream curbside recycling

Thumbs Down from Residents:

  • Ease of Car Travel
  • Ease of Bike Travel
  • Traffic Flow
  • Street Lighting
  • Street Repair
  • Public Parking
  • Overall Quality of Businesses
  • Shopping Opportunities
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Opportunities to Attend Cultural Activities
  • As a Place to Retire
  • Overall Direction that Hopkinton is taking

Residents would support a budget increase for the following:

  • Road Maintenance
  • Ambulance, Fire, and Police Services.
  • Public School Maintenance and Programs
  • Snow Plowing
  • Parks and Recreation Maintenance and Programs
  • Senior Center Services
  • Library Services

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