North Carolina Community Engagement Survey

The NC Community Engagement Survey was a two-year research initiative that used monthly and quarterly surveys to solicit real-time insights on community wellbeing. The approach monitored and measured the impact of economic and social interruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic found at the regional level, as well as progress towards recovery.

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About the Survey

The NC Community Engagement Survey launched in May 2022, engaging 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. It was conducted by researchers from East Carolina University and funded through a grant to the Governor’s Office from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Reports were originally released on a monthly basis and also included 12-month trend reports to compare changes over time.

The survey concluded in May 2024 with the creation of an interactive, visual dashboard allowing users to view data for their community and compare across regions.

Thank you to our partners

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

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