It's been one week since we launched the 2015 Survey of NYC Veterans Policy Priorities, and the response has been an overwhelming success--thanks to each of you who took the survey and encouraged your friends, family members, and colleagues to participate. The survey will remain open until the end of February 2015, and the full results will be made public in early March.
The survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nycvets2015
How Many People Have Taken the Survey? As of this writing, nearly 300 people have taken the survey, and about 1 in every 4 respondents are writing comments that provide great insights, suggestions, and additional information. We plan to include many of these comments in our report of the survey results, and these comments will be seen by public officials.
Who Is Taking the Survey? The survey is open to everyone, but we're asking survey respondents to give their home zip code. The New York City Metro area encompasses not just the five boroughs, but also Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), Westchester County, and other counties in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut that are within commuting distance to NYC. Here are charts showing the preliminary breakdown of where respondents live:
Are Veterans Taking the Survey? Again, the survey is open to everyone, but we're taking note of how respondents say they feel connected to the NYC veterans community. Our preliminary results show we are definitely reaching veterans in NYC, as well as family members, service providers, and those working for and belonging to veteran service organizations (VSOs). Here is a chart showing some of the demographics of who is taking our survey:
*Note on the above graphic: a person may select multiple categories, such as a veteran who is also a VSO employee or member, or is also married to another veteran.
Help Us Keep Up the Momentum. Again, the success of this survey is only because of your effort, enthusiasm, and participation. Please help us reach even more veterans, family members, service providers, and others who care about veterans in NYC--especially from Bronx, Staten Island, and other areas within the NYC Metro area.
Your responses and your comments matter.
Thank you for helping to make NYC a better place for veterans and their families.