DataHaven and Siena College Research Institute
February 02, 2016
Over 100 state and local government, health care, academic, and community partners throughout Connecticut
The DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey traces its roots to a series of grassroots and locally-based efforts conducted over the past decade to gather information on and promote regional well-being and quality of life. With guidance from DataHaven and partner organizations throughout Connecticut, these area surveys have grown substantially each year in size and quality, and have become increasingly coordinated. To create the survey, DataHaven and its community and scientific partners have closely studied and drawn questions from national and international surveys to allow comparisons to benchmark data such as Healthy People 2020. The Community Wellbeing Survey is now a nationally-recognized program that provides critical local-level information not available from any other source to hundreds of communities across the Connecticut and parts of New York State - in many cases, at a neighborhood level.
2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey
In 2015, DataHaven expanded the Community Wellbeing Survey to encompass the entire State of Connecticut and sections of New York State, while retaining its mission to produce high-quality neighborhood-level and regional estimates for major metropolitan areas throughout the state, including Greater New Haven, Greater Bridgeport, Lower Fairfield County, Greater Hartford and New Britain, Southeastern Connecticut, the Naugatuck Valley, and other areas. The program is designed with and supported by over 100 government, academic, health care, and community partner organizations, and completed in-depth interviews of nearly 17,000 randomly-selected residents in 2015.
Related Resources - 2015 Survey (more coming soon)
Detailed 2016 reports using survey results and other data sources: Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index, Greater New Haven Community Index, Connecticut Civic Health Index, Valley Community Index, and others
2012 Greater New Haven Community Wellbeing Survey
The 2012 Greater New Haven Community Wellbeing Survey was the most comprehensive regional survey ever conducted in Connecticut. In 2012, our researchers asked 1,307 randomly selected adults living in New Haven and 12 surrounding towns what they thought about a variety of issues related to well-being, quality of life, and public health. Concurrently, an additional 1,300 residents in six New Haven neighborhoods were randomly selected and interviewed in person through a survey conducted by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement. The combined dataset of 2,600 responses is a valuable resource to help understand our region and has been widely used by all sectors of the community.
Related Resources - 2012 Survey
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