In 2016, the City of Fayetteville conducted a Community Perceptions Survey.
The purpose of this survey was to assess Fayetteville residents’ perceptions of a variety of aspects of City life, including public parkland, public safety, neighborhood cohesion, civic engagement and arts and culture opportunities. In addition, respondents were asked to prioritize a number of potential goals, programs or projects that could promote economic, environmental and social sustainability in Fayetteville.
In addition to providing a wealth of actionable data for City officials, staff and community stakeholders, the survey gathered data on a number of the STAR Communities Outcomes and Action items. Fayetteville has adopted the STAR Communities guide as a tool for self-assessment and goal setting. The STAR Communities guide requires that cities collect citizen perceptions in a number of areas that are difficult to quantify outside of a survey such as neighborhood-level safety concerns.