Citizen Survey from The Chronicle Still Open

New tool available to easily send the survey to others
Ann Arbor Survey

Citizen Survey from The Ann Arbor Chronicle. Take it.

Two weeks ago, we made available an online survey asking for perspectives from people on a variety of topics. We’d like to encourage readers who have not done so already to take this survey.

We encourage readers who have already taken the survey to share the link with others. To that end, we’ve added a widget at the top of the survey itself to facilitate the flinging of the survey through various online communities.

The topics and wording of the survey questions reflect suggestions from Chronicle readers.

In the context of the recent annoucement that The Ann Arbor News will cease publication this summer, we think that some survey items might be of particular interest: those addressing how people get their information, what topics they’re sick of reading about, and what topics they would like to read more about. So share your thoughts, and we’ll share the results.


  1. By Vivienne Armentrout
    March 25, 2009 at 7:51 am | permalink

    I decided not to take the survey when I saw that you encouraged people to use a false name and email address. I can’t see how the results could be valid. Some people could “vote” numerous times if they wanted to influence a particular answer. I had similar concerns about the open-ended nature (“it’s done when we say it’s done”) of the survey.

  2. March 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm | permalink

    Sorry Dave. I started it, got frustrated and quit. Disregarding the radio button and free form questions, there were 8.2 responses to select from per question. That takes a lot of effort. I think your analytical tendencies got the better of you, Dave.

  3. By Andrea
    March 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm | permalink

    I agree with the frustrations listed above and then some. This survey is unfortunately skewed to reflect the limited and leading answers provided. If you are actually interested in getting a sense of the community’s opinion, you should learn a thing or two about writing an effective survey–otherwise you would be just as accurate if you made up some suvey results to serve the purposes of your story. Here are some resources that can help: