SURVEY SAYS … A HOLIDAY REQUEST FOR YOUR OPINION:

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In honor of Independence Day, we would like to ask you, our readers, to freely express your thoughts on the Weekly. How can we make our publication more useful to you? Are there certain issues or events we should be covering more closely? Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the following form and fax it back to us at 212-344-6457, or email it to jgrossman@citylimits.org. We take your comments seriously. It helps us do our job better.

WEEKLY OR WEAKLY?
Grade us from A (the best) to F (needs serious work)

1. Overall, how would you rate the quality of the Weekly?

A B C D F

2. How does the mix of stories satisfy you?

A B C D F

3. How accurate is our reporting?

A B C D F

4. What do you think of the new format we introduced a month ago?

a) What new format?
b) It’s great. I feel like I’m getting a lot more each week.
c) I don’t like it. I feel like I’m getting less each week.
d) Other _________________________________

5. What’s the No. 1 reason why you read the Weekly?

a) For fun
b) For essential news
c) For job ads
d) For the calendar of events

6. What do you like most about the Weekly?

7. How useful is our coverage to you and your work, and what issues would you like the Weekly to cover more vigorously? (check the appropriate boxes below)

homelessness____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

housing____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

welfare____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

Albany politics____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

criminal justice____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

labor____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

youth____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

economic development____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

city politics____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

environment____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

health care____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

education____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

child welfare____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

immigration____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

urban planning____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

community organizing____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

post-September 11 redevelopment____( )Important to you/work____( )More Coverage

others______________________________________________

8. What features or stories would you like to see more of?

9. Have you used the Weekly job ads to hire an employee?

a) No
b) Yes-once
c) Yes-often

10. Have you used, or have you referred a friend to use our job ads to find a job?

a) No
b) Yes-for myself
c) Yes-for a friend

11. How often do you read the Weekly?

a) Every Monday, when I get it
b) Every week, when I have time
c) Once a month
d) Almost never

12. Do you forward, fax or post the Weekly for friends or colleagues to read?

a) No
b) Yes-for friends
c) Yes-for colleagues

13. On average, how often do you have trouble receiving the Weekly?

a) Once a year
b) Once a month
c) Most of the time

14. Is the Weekly too long (too many pages)?

a) Yes
b) No

15. Which of City Limits’ other products do you read or use?

a) City Limits magazine
b) City Limits Extra
c) City Limits Jobs Bulletin
d) our website, www.citylimits.org

ENOUGH ABOUT US …

1. What field do you work in? (circle all that apply)

Government
Nonprofit
Private sector
Student
Research/policy/academia
Foundation
Housing/community development
Economic development
Human Services (day care, family services, welfare)
Labor
Mental health/addiction services
Politics
Health Care
Education
Environment/Open space
Workforce development/employment services
Legal services
Immigration
Arts/culture
Crime/criminal justice
Religion
Journalism
Other_______________________________

2. What are your three favorite magazines?

3. What are your other sources of news?

4. Where do you have access to the Internet?

a) At work only
b) At home only
c) At work and at home
d) In public places (library, Internet cafes, etc.)
e) No Internet access

5. Who are you, anyway? (optional)

Name___________________________________

Organization_____________________________

Any final comments?

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