Why is The NCS broken down into two surveys?

The Sampled Survey is designed to be as representative as possible of the population of the community. A sampling of community households are selected to participate and they are randomly selected from a comprehensive list of residential addresses as an effort to reduce bias and get feedback from all areas within the community. The sampled group is mailed a paper invitation and survey packet, though they may opt to fill out the survey online. Their link is unique to their household and should not be shared. This effort is to gather accurate data from the residents who make up our community today.

The Open Participation Survey is offered to all residents so each voice in the community can be heard. This survey is hosted online only. It is identical to the Sampled Survey except that it asks if you are a resident of the community and to confirm which area of the community you live in

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1. What is The National Community Survey (The NCS)?
2. Who is Polco?
3. Why is The NCS broken down into two surveys?
4. How long will The NCS be open?
5. How long will the survey take to complete?
6. How can I be assured that my feedback will remain anonymous?
7. Can I share my survey link with another person?
8. How will the survey results be used?
9. What if my URL is not working?
10. Who can I contact with additional questions?