Welcome, and thank you for taking part in this survey!

By taking this survey, you will provide valuable feedback about the Common Ground conversation event you participated in on July 30, 2017. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept confidential, and data will be reported in summary form only, with no personally identifiable data included. Anonymous survey data may be incorporated into a publicly available report compiled by Cleveland State University's Center for Population Dynamics and presented by the Cleveland Foundation later this year. 

If you have any questions, contact the Cleveland Foundation at 216-615-7253 or CommonGround@CleveFoundation.org

* 1. Did you participate in a Common Ground 2017 conversation?

If you answered "NO" to question 1, PLEASE STOP HERE. This survey is for Common Ground participants.
Questions 2-4 relate to your outlook on community issues. 

* 2. Thinking about the local community where you live, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going?

* 3. Please list the top three issues you feel are most important/urgent in our community:

* 4. In your opinion, how important are the following problems facing our community today?

  Very important (needs urgent action)  Somewhat important (needs attention)  Not too important (needs attention, but it can wait)  Not at all important (no action needed)  N/A
Low wages/economic mobility 
Internet access
Access to healthcare
Access to mental health services 
Lead poisoning 
Affordable housing
Civil rights 
Public schools 
Substance abuse (opioid epidemic, or other drug and/or alcohol addiction)
Access to post-secondary education opportunities (college, certificate programs, job training)
Environmental issues
Job opportunities 
Infant mortality 
Please describe how you participated in the Common Ground conversation:

* 5. Which Common Ground conversation(s)/location(s) did you attend?

* 6. How did you hear about Common Ground? (Select all that apply)

* 7. Why did you choose to participate in a Common Ground conversation? (Select all that apply)

* 8. How did you connect with others at the conversation? (Select all that apply)

* 9. Did you raise an issue of concern regarding our community?

* 10. Did you contribute new ideas or perspectives to the conversation? 

* 11. Which idea discussed at your conversation do you think has the most potential to bring about change in our community?

* 12. Please share the most inspiring story that you heard during your conversation, if any:

* 13. What surprised you about the conversation? 

* 14. What do you wish you had been able to talk about?

* 15. How likely are you to take specific action regarding a new idea, concern or issue discussed?

If you answered NOT AT ALL LIKELY, please skip to question 17.

* 16. Please provide an example of the action you are most likely to take inspired by the conversation.

Questions 17 - 20 relate to your civic engagement. 

* 17. How involved are you in community and neighborhood activities where you live?

* 18. How much influence do you think you have in bringing about change? 

* 19. In the past 12 months, have you done any volunteer activities through or for an organization? 

If you answered NO, please skip to question 21.

* 20. For what type(s) of organization(s) did you most often volunteer?

To help us better understand who participated in Common Ground, please respond to the following demographic questions. Your responses are confidential. 

* 21. Please provide the town or Greater Cleveland neighborhood where you currently live:

* 22. What is your gender?

* 23. What is the highest level of education you have completed? 

* 24. In what year were you born?

* 25. How would you identify your race and/or ethnicity? (Select all that apply)

* 26. Had you heard of the Cleveland Foundation before taking part in Common Ground? 

* 27. How likely are you to recommend Common Ground to your friends or colleagues? 

* 28. Please use the comment box below for any additional comments, questions or feedback to help us prepare for next year: