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An Easy-to-Use Survey Platform

Polco is a reliable and accurate online polling tool that creates holistic community engagement. 

Developed by former public servants and data scientists, our civic engagement platform delivers real time, verified resident opinions to guide you decision making.

Create a survey, post questions and background materials, and share with your community in minutes. Get feedback you can use to improve decision-making in real time. Share results with your community to improve confidence and trustworthiness in the public process.

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Expert-Led National Benchmarking Surveys

Polco provides gold standard survey research for local governments.

Developed by National Research Center survey experts, our scientific benchmarking surveys deliver results local governments can rely on. Benchmarks provide comparisons with hundreds of communities around the nation. Representing the perspectives of millions of Americans, our resident opinion database is the largest of its kind. Our research is used for decision-making, budgeting, planning, performance measurement, and more.

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The National Community Survey

The nation's preferred community survey, The NCS™; stands as the gold standard in community assessments.

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The National Business Survey

The NBS™ assesses local business owners’ or managers’ perspectives about the economic environment of a community or district.

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The National Employee Survey

The NES is a customizable, turn key survey for local governments and other organizations to assess the work climate of their employees.

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The National Police Services Survey

The NPSS™ provides a comprehensive and accurate picture of resident opinions related to community police services.

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Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults

CASOA™ is a unique scientific survey of older adults’ perceptions about their communities and future needs.

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Made-to-Measure Research

Discover a broad range of research and evaluation services, tailor-made to assist government and nonprofit sector clients.

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