Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important. From August 18 to 21, 2017, Columbia, South Carolina will host over 100 events focused on the solar eclipse, and welcome over 1 million people to the city. Tourism is currently reported to be a $19.1 billion industry within South Carolina, and is vital to the economy of our state. While it is important to monitor and improve the guest experience for the visitors to this state, it is also important to monitor the impact this tourism has on those who reside here. As a resident of Columbia, SC, we want to learn about your experience during this weekend of events and the increase of tourists to our area. I am a high school student within Columbia, SC and am requesting you take this survey to assist with a school research project. This survey is to be completed voluntarily and all responses are completely anonymous. Your honesty and integrity are appreciated.
In order to complete this survey, you must be 18 years of age or older, and be a resident of Columbia, SC. You also had to be present within Columbia, SC during all or part of August 18 - 21, 2017.