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Community survey results show improved city opinion

Posted at 6:32 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 08:09:16-05

City leaders will soon learn what the public thinks about life in Corpus Christi, as the results of a recent community survey are made public.

The 2018 Community Survey was the first underwritten by the city since 2013.  City officials, in conjunction with Texas A&M Corpus Christi, asked residents their opinion of various aspects of city services.

So how happy are residents with life in Corpus Christi?  According to the survey, pretty happy, as 92% percent of people say their overall quality of life here is good.

The survey measured satisfaction over eight broad service areas, on a scale of 1-5.

Highest marks went to Public Safety and Security, City Utility Services, and Parks and Libraries.  These three areas also scored highest in 2013, and the results from the 2018 survey showed no statistically significant change.

Those results did show the city made significant progress in four areas: Community Identity and Leadership; Citizen Involvement, Customer Service, and Business Practices; Neighborhood Services and Appearance; and Condition of City Streets.

Even though street condition scores were higher in 2018, this area scored the lowest.  However, Corpus Christi’s opinion of its streets matches national averages for similar sized cities.

1,685 people responded to the survey with 1,009 eligible to be counted.  However, only results from 275 people went into the report.  Those people scanned a QR code on a postcard mailed by the city.

KRIS 6 News tried to find out why so few responses went into the report, but everyone contacted was out for the holiday.