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Residents give high marks for county’s quality of life, services, programs

In the annual Johnson County Community Survey, residents again gave high marks for the county’s quality of life, services and programs, and voiced their opinions on the services most important to them.

Results from the 2019 Community Survey were shared Thursday, May 2, with the Johnson County Board of Commissioners during a weekly study session. The survey, totaling six pages of 27 questions, was conducted in March and April by ETC Institute of Olathe.

“Johnson County continues to set the standard of service delivery compared to other large communities,” Chris Tatham, president and chief executive officer of ETC, said.

According to Tatham, overall satisfaction with county services rated 36% above the national average, public safety services rated 24% above the national average and value received for tax dollars rated 19% above the national average.

As in the previous surveys, residents were asked to rate the quality of life in Johnson County. The 2019 survey results were all virtually the same as the prior year, including 97% satisfied with Johnson County as a place to live (a decrease of only 1% from the 2018 survey), 95% satisfied with Johnson County as a place to raise children (96% in 2018) and 92% satisfied with an overall feeling of safety in the county (up from 91% in 2018).

Full results of the 2019 Community Survey satisfaction survey are available here and access to a press release is available here



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