Survey #2 Results
Thank you to Pat Casey, Teresa James and Jean Mineo, with data analysis assistance from Olivia Taylor and Marykate McNeil, for their efforts in conducting and summarizing the Survey #2 data.
MSHMPC Lightning Survey #2 was conducted via Survey Monkey from July 30 – August 9, 2015. The survey received 1,084 responses.
This second survey focused on topics related to the most frequently mentioned “DREAMS” and “NIGHTMARES” from Survey #1: Open Space / Recreation and Housing. The survey was promoted through email newsletters issued by MSHVision, Park and Rec and Cultural Alliance of Medfield. A link to the survey was also listed and shared through the MSHVision Facebook page, Selectman DeSorgher and Selectman Peterson’s blogs, and shared with town officials in Dover, Sherborn, Millis, Walpole and Westwood. Flyers were posted at Zullo, Starbucks, Blue Moon, Park Street Books & Toys, the Library, and the Council on Aging. Hard copies were made available at the library and at the Council on Aging; none were completed.
(note: number in parentheses correspond to answers to related questions which are on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) with 3 being neutral)
o With regard to open space and recreation, respondents:
- Lean slightly away from private development and operation of facilities (2.87)
- Believe strongly that recreational facilities should be for all ages (4.13)
- Support a social space for teens (3.89)
- Are interested in a pool (3.49)
- Lean toward self-funding of facilities through fees (3.21)
o With regard to housing, respondents:
- Have a strong desire to minimize impact on schools (4.04)
- Believe there should be options for families to downsize & stay in town (3.58)
- Lean toward providing housing for teachers and public servants and other with income below 80% of Medfield’s average income level (3.25)
- Lean against proactively addressing 40B (low to moderate income) requirements (2.58)
- Are generally against providing more rental options (2.43)
- Want to minimize housing footprint to allow for open space (3.78)
Full results of the survey will be available on the MSHVision.net web site.