Residents give city high marks in 2016 Resident Survey

Minneapolis residents overall continue to rank the city as a good place to live according to the results of the 2016 Minneapolis Resident Survey; 92 percent of Minneapolis residents rate the city as a very good or good place to live. The 2016 Minneapolis Resident Survey was conducted by phone, mail and web and included surveys of 2,320 people over seven weeks ending in September 2016.

The City of Minneapolis regularly conducts these surveys to measure residents’ opinions about their quality of life, understand residents’ overall satisfaction with the City’s services and amenities, and determine residents’ need for new City services. The survey also gives residents the opportunity to provide feedback to government on what is working well and what areas need improvement, and to share their priorities for community planning and resource allocation.

The survey included a few questions from the 2012 survey for comparison but was mostly new to assess the City’s progress toward achieving its goals. The survey was redesigned from previous versions to better engage residents who are typically underrepresented in survey research.

Among the survey’s findings:

The survey was conducted by Wilder Research.

The full set of survey results is available on the City’s website.

Published Feb 9, 2017