Join hundreds of other local governments and get a representative picture of residents’ needs and perspectives with the nation’s premier community survey.
The National Community Survey™ (The NCS™) is developed and provided by National Research Center at Polco. We are here to help you move your community forward.
County Executive, Baltimore County, MD
Budget Director, Johnson City, TN
The [survey] will provide another valuable source of community input as we begin drafting a new Master Plan and Strategic vision later this year...As we shift from planning to action, [the survey] will also provide benchmarks, allow us to track progress, and make comparisons to other communities.
City Manager, Kalamazoo, MI
Deputy City Manager, Fort Collins, Colo.
Interactive reporting of results on Polco (PDF download available)
Benchmark comparisons with more than 500 communities nationwide
Scientific survey methods to best reflect characteristics of your entire community
Open participation survey included in addition to the sampled survey
Tracking of results and response rates by geographic area and basic demographics
Survey conducted and analyzed by a data science practitioner