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Data Resources and Support: "Metro Voices, Metro Choices"

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Data and Documentation for "Metro Voices, Metro Choices"

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

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The project is no longer active.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 and

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