Thursday, April 12, 2018

Contact: Mike Journee
208-972-8527 |

City of Boise Opens Biennial Survey to All Members of the Public

The City of Boise’s biennial citizen survey is now open to all members of the public interested in participating.

This survey is the seventh broad-based, scientific survey conducted by the city since 2005, when it was initiated as part of an effort by Mayor David Bieter and the Boise City Council to give residents stonger input into how their city government is conducted. By conducting the survey every other year, local leaders can track public opinion and adjust the city’s priorities accordingly.

A random, scientifically-valid sample of 15,000 households throughout the city was invited to participate in the survey last month. With the completion of that portion of the survey on April 9, the city is now opening the survey to all who’d like to participate. Those interested in participating can visit

“We want as broad of an understanding about residents’ opinions as possible,” said Mayor David Bieter. “With this feedback, we can gain the best possible perspective of what Boiseans expect from their city government.”

The 15-20 minute web survey asks respondents for their opinions on:

  • How well Boise provides access to public services
  • How safe residents feel in their neighborhoods
  • Budget priorities
  • How accessible local leaders are
  • Access to natural amenities
  • Transportation issues

All survey responses are anonymous.