National Citizen Survey

The NCS

As part of the City’s ongoing effort to respond to the needs and concerns of residents, 3,000 randomly selected Sioux Falls citizens are periodically asked to rate their satisfaction with various City services and quality of life characteristics of the community. Survey results assist the Mayor and City Council to not only measure past progress, but also chart the future direction of City programs and spending priorities.

The City contracts with National Research Center, Inc. to participate in The National Citizen Survey, an instrument that was developed in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2001 to provide cities with a low-cost, high-quality method to conduct market research. National Research Center has previously surveyed Sioux Falls residents in 2009, 2013 and 2015.

The results of the 2017 National Citizen Survey were announced on April 4, 2017. This data is available on this page under the RESOURCES heading.