US City Open Data Census - Survey for Community Census Users
Since its launch in 2014, the US City Open Data Census ( has helped push cities to make their data open and easily accessible online. The US City Open Data Census team is now looking at ways to improve the Census and make sure it's up-to-date with the needs of today's open data community. As someone interested in open data, we'd like to hear from you about how you think we can make the Census even better!

Please answer as many questions on this survey as you'd like. Any contribution will help us learn more about how the Census is used and how we can work on it in the future.

If you have other questions about the Census, feel free to contact us at For more information about changes to the Census, please also read our blog post at

What city do you live in?
Your answer
Is it easy for you to make Census submissions for your city?
Are the dataset categories (such as "Spending" and "Web Analytics") clear and easy to understand?
Which current datasets do you think are the most important or useful for the Census?
1 Not Important/Useful
5 Very Important/Useful
Asset Disclosure
Business Listings
Campaign Finance Contributions
Code Enforcement Violations
Construction Permits
Lobbyist Activity
Procurement Contracts
Property Assessment
Property Deeds
Public Buildings
Restaurant Inspections
Service Requests (311)
Web Analytics
Which dataset categories, if any, do you think the Census could combine?
Your answer
Should different dataset categories be included in the Census?
If so, which datasets do you think should be included?
Your answer
Has the Census helped you create a conversation about data access with local officials, media, or community activists?
If so, please provide examples.
Your answer
Is the Census visually appealing?
About how often do you visit the US City Open Data Census website?
What else do you think the Census has done well, and how do you think it can be improved?
Any ideas are welcome!
Your answer
If you'd like the Census team to follow up with you about future changes to the Census, please include your email here.
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