The "Metro Voices, Metro Choices" project was devoted to promoting greater civic engagement and community involvement in addressing "quality of life" issues and problems in the Atlanta metropolitan area - e.g. crime, housing costs, race relations, and quality of schools. The initiative included conducting a survey of residents and local figures/leaders in the Metro Atlanta area. For the survey of residents, "[a] telephone survey of 2,543 residents of the metropolitan Atlanta region, ages 18+, was conducted between March 16 and April 11, 2005 ... [and the] survey sample was based on 14 counties containing and surrounding the City of Atlanta: Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale." For the local figures/leaders survey, "[an] online survey (via email invitation) of 400 metro Atlanta leaders was conducted from April 8-May 9, 2005 ... [Of] the 400 leaders, 84 are in government (local, county and state; elected and nonelected), 67 are in business, 55 lead religious organizations, 92 lead community service or nonprofit organizations, and 102 are in "other" fields (including K-12 schools, higher education, healthcare, the news media and consultancies)." (All quotes taken from the research memorandum accompanying the data - see https://doi.org/10.15139/S3/ISXC2H.)
Data from this project are available via Emory University's Dataverse.
The project is no longer active. More information about its history and purpose is available via https://web.archive.org/web/20071027190657/https://www.adcouncil.org/default.aspx?id=83 and https://web.archive.org/web/20070219073147/http://metrovoices.org:80/index.aspx.