North Carolina Community Engagement Survey

About the Survey

The North Carolina Community Engagement Survey is a monthly survey that solicits timely insights into the state of community conditions across North Carolina. The approach monitors, measures and evaluates the impact of economic and social interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic found at the sub-state level. The survey results help measure the progress toward recovery from these interruptions and help strengthen regional economic resilience. 

The NC Community Engagement Survey seeks participation from community leaders in each county to share their perspectives on regional and local trends related to quality of living topics, such as housing, broadband, food access, education and more. The design was inspired by the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, which provided statewide data on how these topics were impacted by COVID-19. 

The objective is to obtain statistically relevant results for every county in the state. Currently, sub-state results are only provided by Prosperity Zones. Regional results, for groups such as the Councils of Government or individual counties, will be provided when local participation increases.

Supporters of the NC Community Engagement Survey include the UNC School of Government ncIMPACT Initiative, the NC Rural Center, the NC Association of County Commissioners, and the NC League of Municipalities.

The NC Community Engagement Survey was launched in May 2022 by the NC Pandemic Recovery Office. The Survey is being conducted by researchers from East Carolina University and is funded through a grant to the Governor’s Office from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The grant also will support additional related research efforts over the next two years. 

Read the press release about the survey launch.

How to Get Involved

The survey is a shared resource among project partners seeking to generate and analyze local community health. If you would like to like to become a partner, find out more about the process, or to take the survey, please contact NCPRO by sending an email to Andy MacCracken or Dr. Jim Kleckley.