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2006 Citizen Survey Results

ENVIRONMENT

Respondents rated the overall quality of the environment as good. They also rated all attributes associated with environmental quality as good, but drinking water quality and the community’s visual attractiveness both received ratings relatively higher than the others (Figure 3 and Table 3).

Respondents’ opinions of the community’s visual attractiveness have improved significantly since 2001, from a mean rating of 70 in 2001 to 78 in 2006.

The recycling program has also been rated with each survey since 2001, but with no statistically significant change in its mean rating over the years.

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0 to 12 = very bad, 13 to 37 = bad, 38 to 62 = average, 63 to 87 = good, 88 to 100 = very good
Table 3
ENVIRONMENTAL ATTRIBUTE RATINGS
  Very Good Good Average Bad Very Bad No Opinion
Recycling program 18.7% 48.0% 24.0% 4.8% 0.8% 3.7%
Stream water quality 14.1% 44.3% 19.3% 2.9% 0.5% 18.8%
Air quality 16.7% 54.5% 23.4% 3.2% 0.5% 1.8%
Community's visual attractiveness 30.5% 52.0% 15.0% 1.0% 0.4% 1.0%
Drinking water quality 43.8% 43.0% 11.1% 1.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Overall quality of environment 20.6% 61.1% 15.9% 0.9% 0.1% 1.4%