Charlottesville Tomorrow

has completed a major non-partisan public opinion research project which included focus groups and a telephone survey to assess the views of voters related to

Albemarle County’s rural countryside


community infrastructure

, and

satisfaction with local government leadership

on these issues.

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Survey 2007

indicates that voters in Albemarle County strongly believe the
rural countryside is important to their quality of life.  Furthermore,
there is strong agreement about many statements that describe how
people feel about the rural countryside.


With respect to policy issues related to land use, infrastructure, taxation, transportation, and leadership, the survey results indicate:


Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Executive Director, Brian Wheeler, at the July 30, 2007 press conference

Charlottesville Tomorrow commissioned

Interviewing Service of America (ISA)

to conduct a telephone survey of registered voters in Albemarle County, Virginia.  Albemarle County voters were called by ISA during June 20-28, 2007 and randomly selected from a universe of 45,932 voters whose telephone numbers were identified in a phone match by Blaemire Communications.  The ISA telephone survey has a confidence rate of 95%, and a sampling error rate of ±3%.  A total of 1,045 interviews were completed with a participation rate of 27% and an incidence rate of 100%.  Respondents were asked twenty topical questions and nine demographic/qualifying questions in a survey that typically took 11 to 20 minutes to complete.

Additional information on the survey methodology can be found in the complete survey report.

Brian Wheeler


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