• The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey, 2009: A Sourcebook of Community Attitudes

      Chamard, Sharon; Parker, Khristy (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-01-08)
      The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Community Survey (Mat-Su Survey) is a cooperative research effort between the Justice Center at University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough which asked Mat-Su Borough residents to evaluate the quality of Borough services, provide opinions about Borough decision-making, and sum up their perceptions about a range of issues relevant to the present and future of the Mat-Su community. The survey was distributed to 2,733 residents of the Mat-Su Borough in the fall of 2009; a total of 1,406 surveys were returned, for a response rate of 51.6%. The Sourcebook provides results in five major areas: (1) evaluation of current borough services; (2) use of borough facilities; (3) life in Mat-Su neighborhoods; (4) local government access, policies, and practices; and (5) respondent background information.