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2003 Citizen Survey Results

Information About City Issues, Services and Programs

As Figure 10 shows, more than 70 percent of respondents are very frequent Internet users, while only 8 percent do not use it at all.

Figure 10: Internet Usage During a Typical Week

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Figure 11 shows that slightly more than one-half of respondents use the City's website at least occasionally.

Figure 11: Number of Visits to www.fcgov.com During a Typical Week

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Respondents identified primary and secondary sources of information regarding City issues, services and programs from a list of sources. Table 21 ranks the sources, based on the percentage of respondents identifying each one as a primary source of information. Not including newspapers or radio stations, the first seven sources listed in Table 21 stand out as the top primary sources of information.

Table 21: Sources of Information and Percent of Respondents Using

 

Percent of 785 Respondents 

Primary Source

Secondary Source

Total Users

"City News"

39.0%

32.6%

71.6%

Phone book

38.5%

31.3%

69.8%

Word of mouth

38.3%

42.6%

80.9%

"Recreator"

30.0%

25.4%

55.4%

City's Internet website

26.5%

23.4%

49.9%

Television news

25.5%

19.9%

45.4%

Newsletters or brochures from City departments

25.2%

34.6%

59.8%

Viewing City Council meetings on cable channel 27

10.8%

20.1%

30.9%

Traveling displays or public bulletin boards

8.7%

28.7%

37.4%

Other cable channel 27 programming

5.8%

20.1%

25.9%

City Line

5.0%

11.1%

16.1%

Attending City Council meetings

2.2%

9.2%

11.4%

Respondents wrote the names of up to two newspapers, which they use as sources of information regarding City issues, services and programs. They also identified them as either primary or secondary sources. Table 22 points out that the Coloradoan is, by a large margin, the most widely used newspaper source. It is also the most widely used primary source of information overall.

Table 22: Newspapers and Percent of Respondents Using

 

Percent of 785 Respondents

Primary Source

Secondary Source

Total Users

Coloradoan

46.10%

10.70%

56.80%

Collegian

8.20%

2.90%

11.10%

Forum

2.40%

2.90%

5.40%

Bullhorn

2.30%

0.80%

3.10%

Rocky Mountain News

1.70%

1.10%

2.80%

Denver Post

1.40%

2.30%

3.70%

Fort Collins Now

1.10%

0.80%

1.90%

Northern Colorado Business Report

0.80%

0.00%

0.80%

Denver papers (not specific)

0.40%

0.00%

0.40%

USA Today

0.10%

0.00%

0.10%

Tidbits

0.10%

0.10%

0.30%

Senior Voice

0.10%

0.10%

0.30%

Northern Colorado Courier

0.10%

0.30%

0.40%

North 40

0.10%

0.10%

0.30%

Fort Collins Review

0.10%

0.00%

0.10%

Scene

0.10%

0.10%

0.30%

Ticket

0.10%

0.00%

0.10%

Respondents also wrote the names of up to two radio stations, which they use as sources of information regarding City issues, services and programs, and identified them as either primary or secondary sources. The information in Table 23 suggests that no particular vehicle within the radio medium is widely used to obtain information about City issues, services and programs.

Table 23: Radio Stations and Percent of Respondents Using

 

Percent of 785 Respondents

Primary Source

Secondary Source

Total Users

KUNC (FM 91.5)

7.8%

2.8%

10.6%

KUAD (FM 99.1)

3.6%

1.5%

5.1%

KTRR (FM 102.5)

3.4%

1.5%

5.0%

KCSU (FM 90.5)

3.2%

1.7%

4.8%

KPAW (FM 107.9)

2.2%

2.3%

4.5%

KCOL (AM 600)

1.8%

1.9%

3.7%

KCFR (AM1340)

1.1%

0.5%

1.7%

KIIX (AM 1410)

1.1%

1.0%

2.2%

KRFC (FM 88.9)

1.1%

1.9%

3.1%

KSME (FM 96.1)

0.9%

1.7%

2.5%

KKPL (FM 99.9)

0.8%

1.0%

1.8%

KOA (AM 850)

0.6%

0.8%

1.4%

KBCO (FM 97.3)

0.5%

1.3%

1.8%

KKHK (FM 99.5)

0.5%

0.5%

1.0%

KRFX (FM 103.5)

0.4%

0.0%

0.4%

KTCL (FM 93.3)

0.1%

0.4%

0.5%

KFMD (FM 95.7)

0.1%

0.1%

0.3%

KALC (FM 105.9)

0.0%

0.6%

0.6%

KIMN (FM 100.3)

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%